what started out as a quick trip to our favorite plant nursery to pick up a bag of soil turned into quite the weekend project - involving much drinking, friends and barbecuing! the mild climate of long beach area is very nice - not too hot to plant, even in mid-summer! (such a contrast to the extremely hot phoenix summers i have been so accustomed to... yay, our first garden!!!
we have planted herbs + veggies: rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano, cilantro, lavender, green bean, onion, eggplant, zucchini, romaine, arugula. and everything is doing great a week later; no casualties!