meaning a patch of ground that gets boggy during a rainstorm. This question is really for those of you who live in sub-tropical areas. What do you think I can plant in an area outside my door and along the tiled sidewalk that gets huge amounts of roof runoff during a rainstorm. Keep in mind that it never gets cold here. I always watch the water level in case someday it really will run up and over the sidewalk. (As is during some storms, depending on the wind direction, water comes into my hallway and even bedroom windows and the whole yard looks like a bog) In over a year here this patch has never flooded over the sidewalk, and that tells me it has great drainage. Whew. The patch I am thinking of is just dirt and bordered by concrete walkways in an L shape, the clothelisne area (on which I laid a few layers of heavy box-like cardboard then covered with gravel, turning into a walkway from my washing machine to the clothesline - washing machine sits outside on the walk - not unusual here). It is framed by rocks, sedum and part of the sidewalk. This is all against the East wall of the house. The overall shape is a rectangle of dirt that has only been amended with debris from leaves, kitchen sweeping, and weeding. My calendula grows OK in this area as does plantain but needs heavy watering during the dry season. So, I am thinking that some greens: lettuces, parsley, coriander, kale, mizuna, spinach, etc., might do well in this patch, and because it is rarely dry, the west sun, over a high wall wont have too bad an effect on the lettuces. What about root vegies grown just for the greens? beets, turnips? I would appreciate opinions here, and what is a good time of year to plants any of these? thank you in advance.