Before getting started, it's important to plan out the timing of your garden. Though seeds can begin indoors, they will need to be transplanted within a short amount of time to a larger container or garden space outdoors. (If you have an indoor grow light set up or plan to create an indoor garden, this does not apply. Learn more about indoor gardening HERE.)
Garden planning is typically based around the last frost date for your area. There are some vegetables such as kale that don’t mind the cold, where others such as tomatoes need a very warm environment to thrive. Knowing the best time of year you can plant each vegetable outdoors will help you plan when you should start your seeds indoors.
Go to www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates to find out the last frost date of the winter/spring and the first frost date of the fall/winter to know your growing season.