Wow beth.....thats quite a garden you have there. I'll def. be increasing mine next year as there wasn't room for other things I really wanted to plant. Oh well I'll be hitting the farmers market for those things.
I'm going to try my hand at canning this year too. I'll def. be giving a shout out when that time comes as I'll need all the help I can get.
Clare.....mom always said not to plant certain garden items and flowers till after mothers day also. I got impatient though......it was only 5 days though
.....maybe the frost king/queen wasn't watching......lets hope.