This year we started getting our 2010 garden ready back in mid-February. We decided to start some of the plants from the seed stage and grow them large enough to be planted in our garden a couple of months later. By following a chart that lists the planting dates for our area, we were able to plant several types of vegetables as early as February. There are several types of plants that we can still start from the seed stage now and have them ready to plant when we get our garden planted by the end of May.
Although there are several ways you could organize your planting process, I will share what has worked well for us. We call it our Planting Map.