When Is It Safe To Plant? How Does Your Garden Grow? - when should you start seedlings? When can you transfer them to the group? What may be safe to plant on Mother’s Day in my hardiness zone of 6a, may be a terrible idea to plant in your hardiness zone of 5a! US Climate Normals show use when it should be safe to plant. http://www.annsentitledlife.com/produce/when-is-it-safe-to-plant-how-does-your-garden-grow/
This is a great list of unusual fruit to grow - like ground cherries, pink blueberries, and cocktail kiwis! I generally look for unique edible plants to grow and purchase the standard fare items at the store or farmers market!
A Genius Way to Grow Peppers & Tomatoes in Buckets (Self-Watering)