Every year around this time I start to plan for the upcoming gardening season. Every year I pour over books, magazines for inspirational ideas and it seems I look and read the same stuff every year. Every year I re-look at when to plant my seeds indoors, what to plant, what not to plant. Life gets busy, and I've forgotten what I did the previous year. It all takes up precious time.
I recently found a Canadian vegetable gardening book, with information on the same planting zone I am in, which has answered so many of my questions. So much web information and books are written for completely different growing zones. For instance, the average last danger of frost week here in my planting zone in Canada is end May - in California it's mid February. Our outdoor vegetable growing season is also a lot shorter.
I created a simple spreadsheet on the computer where I can check off when to start seeds indoors, outdoors, when to harvest, when to reseed to maximize my growing season. I can easily change my chart based on what I decide I want to grow. I can print it off and have it handy when I need it. Now everything I need is simple and all in one spot.