like leafy lady, i am in zone 4. i also get the northern gardener which is great for flower and landscape gardening. i also really love og (organic gardening) for tips on vegie gardening.
last year we bought plants from the minneapolis farmer's market, but this year we're doing everything from seed or bulb (garlic). so far, i have seedlings thriving indoors for garlic, onions, and two varieties of leeks. i'm planning on starting some thyme this weekend. then, in the weeks before the last frost, i'll be starting: 5 varieities of tomato, 2-3 varieties each of sweet and hot peppers, 2 varieties each of spinach, kale, zucchini, squash, pole bean, and 1 each of snow pea, snap pea, and brussel sprouts. whew!
we will also be growing thai, large leaf sweet italian, and reb rubin basils, chives (p), stevia, calendula, and melissa/lemon balm (p). we also have a nice patch of raspberries that we transplanted last year. i think i cut them back too far into the old wood though, so i'm keeping my fingers crossed that the come back.
we'll also be direct seeding some annuals for the first time - calendula (seeding twice as both a flower and as an herb), cosmos, and "ring of fire" sunflowers (in tribute to my labor! hee hee).
just thinking about it makes me want to go outside in my shorts and clogs and get my hands in the soil! we're expanding our garden this year and i'm already surveying the backyard for where it can spread in 2003!