By now, if you're a gardener, I bet you've already received your garden seeds, or are real close to placing your orders. Honestly, this year I really tried to dial back how much I bought. See for yourself...
Aside from a couple extra packs of veggie seeds (swiss chard Rainbow Lights for one!) that I ordered with my annual/perennial seeds from Thompson & Morgan, what you see above is all I ordered for veggies (plus there's some flower seeds as well).
I only ordered one variety of tomatoes this year. I've sorted through all my old seeds, alphabetized them, consolidated some, thrown out any packs that were empty (why'd I save those!?), and realized even with OLD seeds I should still have enough germination to use what I already own. I may have some seeds that are really old, like tomato seeds from as far back as 2003, but I'd rather try using those all up this year than buying more if I don't need to.
This year I'll be trying some new stuff, like leeks, chinese cabbage, and Tuscan kale... I figured, even if I was dialing back on getting a bunch of new varieties of tomatoes to try, I still need to try SOMETHING fun and new, right?
And here's something else I'm trying this year - growing my own ginger. I found instructions online where you just buy a healthy looking piece (not all dried out and shriveled) at the grocery store, wrap it in damp paper towel, and store it in a bag in a warm place, such as on top of the fridge.
So here's my two pieces, which I set up about a week and a half ago. I've checked a few times for mold - no problems!! And it looks like there are small sprouts starting. not sure if those are roots (will it form roots?) or stalks...I'll have to wait and see. I figure it won't be much longer before I can pot up the two tubers. It sounds like you get your best/hottest ginger by about 265 days after starting, so while I won't have massive crops of the stuff right away, I'm hoping we have some nice ginger to enjoy by late summer!