It's official: when the crocus is up and the onions start to stand up straight - that's when you know the days are getting just a liiiiittle bit longer and the weather will warm ever so slightly. It's when you want to start making your garden planting list, order some seeds, and figure out where it all will go. This year our garden will have a different configuration - mostly still in the same spot but actually a little smaller. We were running ourselves ragged trying to do it all last year and the garden ended up getting weedy. We would rather not have weeds and decided to make the footprint of the garden smaller in order that we could concentrate on the vegetables in a more focused effort.