I was smart though - I made salad pots. I bought a handful of lettuce plants and planted them in terra cotta pots. They're out on the front step enjoying the sunshine and rain, but can easily seek the shelter of the house if we get a cold snap. I did plant some pansies - just needed some color - but I'm willing to risk it. I also made a revolutionary move - I broke the "veggie gardens are in backyards" rule. See, I have a great big tree in my backyard that seriously limits my planting space, but my front is super sunny. So, along a decorative fence up near the house, with luck I'll have some brussells sprouts to harvest. Hope they don't look like big nasty weeds!