I am in Arkansas, and this is what I have done in the past few months. Thought it might be interesting to hear what some of you are doing to prepare for gardening right now. In the past 2 weeks we planted a boatload of onions. DH built me my first coldframe/hotbox, whatever you want to call it. We have planted lettuce( which is coming up) and tomatoes ( which aren't yet) 2 weeks ago I started bell peppers and hot peppers. The hot peppers came up well, the bells not so well. Yesterday I planted english peas along the fence confining the compost pile, carrots and radishes. I have never dealt with these on my own, but my dad always grew peas when I was growing up. Today I went crazy. The high today was 72, which really put me in a gardening mood. Started 3 different kinds of tomatoes. Started chives, sage, thyme, and 2 types of basil. Went to the feedstore for goat and chicken feed and asked them if they will have Arkansas Traveler tomatoes, which I want to try. They will have the plants, started in their own green houses. Went to home depot and bought more seedsfor later on, and 2 grow lights. DH has rigged up the grow lights on the back porch and I have already placed the pepper plants underneath. Can't wait for the tomatoes to get big enough to pot up in their own little pots. I need to plant my garlic, but am torn between building a bed spot for them, or just sandwiching them in between the onions. Oh, and I bought a bag of Kennebec potatoes at chinamart and am wondering if now is the proper time to start them in containers, or if I should wait a little while longer.