Depending on your growing season, you should start things like tomatoes and peppers indoors about 8 weeks before your last frost date. Goodle planting zone maps so you know what zone you are in, then google last frost date for your town.
What you should do now, before winter, is put your garden together. Whether you plan on traditional rows, raised beds, or even containers, you should start working on your soil now. For rows, test your soil, dig them, and add the nutrients/fertilizer now. If you mulch in your yard trimmings along with things like veggie/fruit peels, it will compost over the fall and winter and make the soil healthier and you'll be able to grow more. For raised beds/containers, buy a mix of equal parts compost, peat moss, and vermiculite. You can do that in the spring rather than now. And ... order SEED CATALOGS lol!
at 11:58 PM on Sep. 18, 2011