By the time I think I've figured something out, the moment is past and I'm waiting another 12 months + to see if I've got it right or not.
So, I try to be proactive and attempt my harebrained experiments here and there rather than snooze in the shade. Since early and mid-season planting naked carrot seed (I've always wanted to plant my garden naked :o) is nearly a total failure for me - I'm now a total proponent of either pelleted seed or cornstarch gel planting. Gel worked again on June 23rd! The carrot seedlings are up thickly and look to be doing fine.
Elsewhere, I've whacked down the Caribe potato foliage on what looked to me to be the 3 most mature plants. The tubers are about 3" in diameter in this bed and I'm hoping that removing the foliage will prompt them to a brief dormancy so that they can be replanted elsewhere for a 2nd, Fall crop. I'm really excited about this little trial. Dad claims I'm just being cheap trying to get 2 crops out of a single purchase of seed potatoes . . . he should talk.
What trials have you got on-going? Every season is a learning experience. Something you're hoping to learn by being a little whacky! Wait, that might just be me . . .