It's SPRING...well almost!
At any rate, it's time to start honing up your knowledge about gardening and all that kind of thing. You can do this in a few ways. If you're willing to spend $70.- or so, you can take a course through the Horticulture Gardening Institute of Michigan State University. Some of the courses look quite interesting. You do it right on your computer. When you have the time . Maybe on a day that's cold and dreary; or pouring? Checi it out!
Another way is of course to just start reading. I have a book I have used since I was FIRST gardening. My mother gave it to me, and I have used it for myself and also to help me answer Master Gardener questions. It's called The Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening and it's put out by Rodale.
Another thing that I do that is very helpful year to year, is to keep a gardening journal. I use one that goes for 10 years, but I totally disregard the years. I just fill in whatever I want on the date and give the year. I don't skip lines if I skip years. I don't know about you, but I don't spend THAT much time writing in it. But, I must say it is VERY helpful when I want to remember what I planted when. It also has places for you to put garden plans, which can be fun. Aside from those goodies, it also has some information on pruning, composting, etc. I tried finding mine at Amazon, but they don't carry the same one. However, here's another one that will more than likely be just fine!