Here is a useful tool for your garden it helped me in the placement of my plants: http://gardenplanner.almanac.com/?utm_source=mainnav&utm_medium=menu&utm_campaign=gardenplapp
Another great one is the farmers almanac planting guide this will help you depending on what area you live in what to plant first. Just make sure you put in your own City and State or zip to pull the correct information up for your area.
For Example in Virginia Beach best time to plant: http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/VA/Virginia%20Beach
Time is right to plant “SEEDS” in the ground March 2nd-9th Onion Sets, Parsnips March 9th-31st, Beets plant in Virginia Beach MArch 9th-April 21st, Broccolli March 9th-17th.
Spinach is an early bird plant you could have planted that much earlier starting February 16th-March 2nd, and Peas February 16th-March 2nd, Carrots Feb 29th-March 9th. Just because these dates these are considered optimal dates for these crops but it won’t hurt to plant some of the ones now, just the turnout time will vary.
If this is your first time planting you hopefully have a jump start on determining a place and have already begun the process of conditioning your soil and adding organic matter as well as some good organic compost and dirt then you can also decide what you want to plant: http://www.almanac.com/plants/type/vegetable
I love to seed save which I do on alot of my organic sweet peppers as well as some other vegetables, after making my salad I will scrape out the seeds of the pepper and put them onto a paper towel and roll it up and then put it in a baggy to dry in my refridge make sure you label them and then you can use them up to 3 years or you can put them in an envelope as this video suggest. I do alot of seed saving and this cuts down on cost of plants and you grow the ones you would prefer. Here is alittle informational video on seed saving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dX3riy2XYY
Enjoy and happy planting! Til Next time!