This time last year it was cold, very cold. I still have carrots and beats in the garden and yesterday noticed that about half of the garlic is starting to come up. It's a little early to start tomatoes, but it is time to think about early cold weather crops.
Our garage is cold. Last year I started plants in the kitchen, which is cold too. Yesterday I modified a blanket with Velcro to cover the plant starts in the garage and keep some heat in. Between the seed heating mats and the florescent lights it should be warm enough to get these started. I am planning on a couple plantings of lettuce and spinach.