I need this post of sunshine today as it is pouring outside.
I am even surprised by my own productivity yesterday! My sister loaned me a laptop and I am doing a better job this time around using it outside for some of my homework.
As a beginning vegetable gardener my biggest advice to those intimated is don't be scared! I didn't really appreciate some of the calming benefits of gardening until this year. I have usually done a few containers or pots every season, and mostly flowers, but nothing like this and I am really enjoying it.
There are some great resources in print and online to help you be a better more successful (but sadly no weather control system to protect my tomatoes from the weather forecast this week). Right now I am borrowing the book: Seattle Tilth's "Maritime Northwest Garden Guide." Even simple things I wouldn't have thought about, like planting certain items (like greens) repeatedly for an extended season will prevent waste as I will mostly be the only one probably eating out of my garden.
Of course that is with the positive thoughts that something actually survives and that Nim didn't root all the seeds out. :)