Anyway, what follows is a TENTATIVE schedule of garden to-do's. Many of these (particularly the ones that involve some kind of construction or soil work) are weather dependent, but this at least gives some sort of structure to what might otherwise seem like an overwhelming task of getting the garden started for the year.
*Construction - attach lattice to fence for trellis
Plan garden layout
Cutoff top of one barrel. Drill holes in sides and bottom to use as compost bin
*Seed starting - lettuce, basil, perilla
Wash pots with bleach and water first
Cut top out of other barrel, install spigot and figure out how to attach screen or landscape fabric over top to keep out leaves and bugs. Store in shed till warmer weather.
*Seed starting - verbena, celery
*Seed starting - scarlet poppy, jalapeño, bell peppers
*Seed starting - tomatoes, cauliflower, Iceland poppy
Till in-ground garden. Make sure to add compost and organic fertilizer!
Amend soil in raised beds with compost and organic fertilizer
Attach gutter to back of shed with a downspout that will pour into the rain barrel.
Level ground under downspout and set up rain barrel on concrete blocks.
*Seed starting - squash,
*Direct sow - peas, turnips, spinach, Cleome, zinnia, cosmos, portacula, hyssop
*Direct sow - Swiss chard, mustard greens, carrots,
*Seed starting -
*Direct Sow - bachelor's button, borage, beets
*Direct sow- sunflower, hollyhocks, marigolds
*Direct sow - pumpkin, cucumber
*Direct sow - beans