Disparing of a repeat of last year's non-garden, I decided in late January that this year I would spend 15 minutes--and ONLY 15 MINUTES--every day working in the yard. (But not on Wednesdays. My dance card is full that day.) I kept it up through all of February and everything has been weeded of this fall (and last summer's) weeds. So I feel cautiously confident enough to make a plan for planting. The Northwest Maritime Garden Guide put out by Seattle Tilth association, set me up with a nice crop rotation for my 10 beds in Leo's yard.
Wish me luck.