This morning we worked some composted manure, kelp meal, and our regular compost into the beds in the back yard. I think we officially have “raised beds” now – even after all this rain, the soil was fairly loose and it was pretty easy to work the compost in. We planted carrots, beets, and onions in the back; we also planted cilantro, mint, and flat-leaf parsley in containers sitting in the front yard. I want to get half of our beans in the ground, but I think I’ll wait until we get a trellis built up for them. I’ve read mixed things on timing of bean planting, but I know we planted them too late last year. I’m thinking late-may, and a second planting a few weeks after that.