when my folks were visiting we planted winter veggies in our garden: a couple varieties of spinach, black seeded simpson (my favorite lettuce), red leaf lettuce, baby carrots, and a couple different varieties of beets. it was great to have mom and dad helping out as i remember helping with a garden when i was growing up. we planted them on a tuesday evening and by saturday morning i was giddy to see a few wee little sprouts had pushed their way thru the top surface of the soil. oh, sweet little sprouts..work your magic!!!