As everybody knows, April is a pretty rainy month. Oftentimes, planting your garden during April is a great way to get most of your seeds drowned, and the rest just washed away. May, on the other hand, is a great month in which to plant. But of course, you have to have some sort of a plan in place, so you can actually know what you intend to plant before you physically start doing so. So you might as well put forth this plan during April. Whether you intend to plant water melon or wildflower seeds (or even some strange, degenerate plant whose name does not begin with a W) in your garden, a piece of paper and some crayons (or markers, your choice) can save you a lot of money AND a lot of frustration. A lot of people think that the best way to plan something is just to keep it inside your head, and then try to go through with it “from memory.” However, this is generally a great way not only to make a lot of unnecessary mistakes (from forgetting), but to not even remember to plan some very important parts of your project in the first place. So take out a piece of ordinary paper (it does not have to be white – that would probably be racist), and begin to draw the shape of your garden. If you want to plant three types of wildflowers, some peppers and some sunflowers, you will need at least six shapes (unless you want to mix the wildflowers or something). But they do NOT have to be rectangles. Granted, rectangles are cool… but feel free to include circles, rhombuses (rhombi?), triangles, and any other shape your mind can conceive, that you think you can actually do. And once you have your shapes, you can designate what shape represents any given plant.