Now is the time to plan your potager (kitchen garden). This will be my first garden in my new home. Homer will fell the spruce in the front yard, till the ground and put in raised beds. I plan to have both a formal herb planting, as well as salad patch. Here is a site on French biointensive gardening.
From past years, let me recommend the following books:
|Georgeanne Brennan's In the French Kitchen Garden|
|John Jeavons on biointensive gardening,|
How to Grow More Vegetables.