We have to get the soil ready a few months before we want to plant Some seeds need to be started indoors weeks before going into the ground. And, we need to decide what to plant and where to plant it.
We need to plant at different times because all plants have different growing needs, and we need to set up a schedule for watering and fertilizing. This process can seem overwhelming to anyone, but especially someone who has never gardened before.
Creating a time-line can be as simple as a piece of paper with some dates on it, or it can be as advanced as making a spreadsheet on the computer. For me, I like it all on paper, stuck on the refrigerator so I can check it daily.