Well we have a greenhouse in the backyard, so we're sort of different than most. Hubby started his tomatoes about a month ago (all 500 of them) and they're about 2-3 inches up now. He also put out peppers, which so far have not done anything, and cucumbers and zucchini. We winter grow garlic outside in the garden and it's about 8" tall now but won't be ready for harvest until late summer. Most of the other veggies he plants outside the first week or so of June.
We also grew our geraniums from seed in the kitchen bay window this winter. Had about 50% luck with that. The others we had grown from seed last year wintered outside in the greenhouse and have done well.
Hubby is the farmer in our family, I'm in charge of the bee's and polination.
Oh, our garden doesn't hold 500 tomatoes, we give most of them away to friends.