Hey Tricia, planning is fun and doesn't hurt those winter-stiffened muscles. We can start a lot of stuff by March (some as early as Jan.) but we have to beat the heat of summer when no one, even the plants, want to be outside lol. Hi WB, most things I start from seed and then transplant. Some stuff, like beans and corn, go directly into the ground. I do it by hand, what kind of planter do you have in mind? Love it, great avatar! "...support groups available to enable you..." Hi Arlene, nice quotes to see 1st thing in the a.m.