Yesterday, I received in the mail a booklet called "Plant Invaders in the District of Columbia" put out by the Urban Gardening and Forestry Outreach Cooperative Extension Service - part of the University of the District of Columbia. Who knew such a group existed?! I had no idea. I will have to explore this group more thoroughly. The booklet lists 14 of the most common invasive plants of the city. I think most of them are growing in my next door neighbor's yard (the rental house next to me). Every summer it's a struggle to keep the honeysuckle, ivy and porcelain berry from taking over my yard from the neighbor's yard.
I have ordered some seeds and they have arrived. I didn't order too many this year because there are lots of seeds leftover from last year. My gardening neighbor and I go in together on seeds plus the local nursery was having a sale in Dec - 50% off seeds. So I didn't need to order too many this year. I get almost all my seeds and potatoes, garlic, sweet potatoes and shallots from Territorial Seeds in Oregon. I've used them for years and have been very happy.
I am going to try something new this year. I ordered cucumbers and zucchini that are especially bred for containers. I will try this in the front yard and see how it goes.
The end of Feb, I will start the tomato and pepper seeds and if this weather keeps up being warm, I should be able to start planting lettuce and greens the beginning of March.