I planted the seeds for this years garden on the 2nd and they are already coming up. I bought one of those seed trays from Wal-Mart ($13) for the first time, and tried it out. So far I'm having success. I can't plant outdoors yet though. They are predicting snow this weekend. Ugh! Anyway, the zucchini and looseleaf lettuce are the first to sprout. I am really surprised that it's happened so fast. At this rate we will have to get those raised beds started by next month!