I need more help than one can give so I'm just hoping for someone to point me in the right direction. We just bought our first home and it's on a 1/4 acre lot I GET TO HAVE A GARDEN!!!! So we'll build planter boxes soon and get soil and all that and do drip...that I can handle. We'll get a compost bin built (thank goodness for DH and his buddies who have tools and know what they are doing somewhat) But do I do seeds, or the little 3 or 4" pots from the nursery? And how ambitous do I get? Of course, I want loads of veggies and herbs and all sorts of goodies but I don't really know what I'm getting myself into. I have no idea what will work here...I am in Northern California - zone 8A. Every time I look for ideas on what to plant and when it seems to come up with planting schedules for Georgia?! WTH? Is there a resource that's out there to get me going? Any one with any help would be greatly appreciated!