I am new to gardening and tried my luck @ growing broccoli, spinach and cabbage with mixed results. I would like to try for better results with the summer veggies. Appreciate any advice you can give on -
1) When should I start planting outside? Our weather in Zone 17 has been pretty whacky for the last few months
2) Which plants do well with seed vs. small plants? Am I too late on putting out seed directly?
I would like to try tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, beans and possibly strawberries.
Also appreciate any recommendations on good organic materials carrying nurseries in Zone 17 (if there are any locals on this list, I am in Fremont, CA)