planning for a low-work summer

planning for a low-work summer

So, I have a baby due in June, which means that this summer in my veggie garden needs to be pretty low-effort. I was hoping that some folks here could offer opinions on my current plan. The veggie garden is an 8x12 raised bed and some half-barrel planters. My current plan is: - the whole 8x12 bed in various beans & peas: some very early types, and some that will dry on the vines to give us dried beans for the fall. Even if I neglect these, they'll still enrich the soil for next year. - in 2 of the half-barrels, do the peppers that I usually do in the raised bed. Peppers are easy to neglect, I've found; they do fine if you ignore them. - in 2 more half-barrels, do parsley and mint (we use these a LOT, esp. in the summer). - get some 5-gallon containers, and do tomatoes in them. Last year, tomatoes did very poorly in the raised bed, but I still want to do a few, while giving the bed time to recover. The barrels and 5-gallon containers will mean less bending to harvest peppers and tomatoes, so I'll be able to do that while carrying the baby, and by the time the baby is born, the plants should be well-established. Does this sound reasonable, to the parents among you? Are there easy-to-deal-with veggies I'm missing? (Maybe eggplants and cukes in 5-gallons as well?)
A Jellyfish in my rock garden

A Jellyfish in my rock garden

The first sprouts

The first sprouts

Passion flower/fruit question

Passion flower/fruit question

the kiddo and i

the kiddo and i

My Room

My Room

On-Campus Housing!

On-Campus Housing!