In the Pacific Northwest we have a somewhat shorter growing season. Early planting and early harvesting are the key to a successful garden. Last year my sister-n-law and brother planted many varieties of vegetables. They had a great year, harvesting enough to make salsa, blueberry and strawberry jams, and lots and lots of zucchini dishes...an exciting year in gardening...so for today they are my "Simple Living" heros! Congrats to Sharon and Ken!