Last year I got in a hurry and started the tomato plants at the end of February; they were getting pretty leggy by the time I could set them out. So this year, I'll wait until at least mid-March.
My two worst garden enemies are blight and squash bugs; I totally stopped gardening for a few years because of them. Last year, squash bugs killed the zucchini plants early on, but the cucumbers survived. I won't be making pickles this summer, since I have plenty left from last year. I'm thinking one hill of cucumbers will be more than sufficient. After the prolific production of butternut squash last year, I know I don't need to plant so many of those, either! Maybe I'll plant a hill of acorn squash instead; their size is much more appropriate for me and Cliff.
I'll be planting only Yukon Gold potatoes; we love them! And I'm going to try Bodacious sweet corn; it seems to get rave reviews. I'm not planting a huge amount of anything, except for tomatoes; I want to can a lot of tomatoes again.
Cliff and his sister are going to stay out of the gardening business this year; they've both decided they'd rather put their time, energy, and talents toward other enterprises.
Ah, garden plans in mid-winter. Hope for the future. Something to cancel out a little of the depressing news I hear on television.