I'm dying to get my hands dirty and start gardening, but anything I plant here in Texas I won't be able to harvest before we move to Oklahoma and anything I plant in Oklahoma I'm not there to tend. I plan on starting cream peas (similar to black-eyed peas) and okra once we're in Oklahoma since they love the heat, and it occurred to me today to start a few herbs that I can easily take with me.
I know I've mentioned before that I am interested in square foot gardening and in Oklahoma it will be our only option since we'll be living on a mountain. I have a book I've been reading, but today I came across an article that broke the info I've been searching for down to the bare bones and it's so unbelievably easy it's mind blowing. http://www.naturalhomemagazine.com/natural-landscaping/square-foot-gardening.aspx
Basically I'm going to need a mixture of 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite, and 1/3 blended compost. From there if plants say to thin to 12", 1 plant goes into a square. From there plants to be thinned to 6" get 4 per square, 4" gets 9 per square, and 3" get 16 per square.
Now I'm trying to decide if I want to do long rows or 6 to 8 - 4'x4' boxes... Decisions, decisions.