In preperation for our spring garden, Mary and I went through all of our seed packets we had been saving.  We had some in the fridge and some in with our garden supplies.  We were only planting two 4ft x 8ft garden beds to start with, so we selected a few of our favorite vegetables.  We started yellow sqash, sugar baby mellons, and cucumbers, in peat pellets (see above picture).  All the seeds started out like normal and looked pretty good.  I also bought a couple of tomato plants from a local nursery, which I planned to plant in a compost filled truck tire.  In the next few articles I'll detail our planning, planting and harvesting of our spring garden, and some of the things we learned along the way.