Basil is very easily propagated. Yes, if you cut it up correctly, you can get a bunch (I got twelve!) of lovely basil plants for your spring/summer enjoyment, out of just one plant. Check out the "recipe" here to see step-by-step instructions!
Step-by-Step: How to Plant a Spring Garden. Simple tips and tricks, and a detailed printable guide to help new gardeners learn how to plant a spring garden. Includes hardy plants suitable to all zones.
Root Crop Storage Bin- root veggies like carrots and beets will stay fresh all winter, just fill with layers of damp sand or sawdust, alternating with layers of carrots or beets, and put in a cool, dark place. Squash can go right in the bin without sand.