Beginning gardener

Beginning gardener

Hi all, I haven't posted in a while, but I've been thinking a bit about my garden even though winter is in full swing here. I'm in zone 5a according to the map I consulted. When should I start planning my vegetable garden, and ordering seeds and generally getting things started? Part of me is flailing and thinking I should have everything ordered in January so that I can start my seeds and so forth in time, but am I being silly and premature? Thoughts?
Heirloom Daffodils!

Heirloom Daffodils!

Edible Kudzu

Edible Kudzu

First post: My livingroom

First post: My livingroom

Pictures from my first garden

Pictures from my first garden

Plants – Plus

Plants – Plus

Hello my new friends!

Hello my new friends!