Last year I started my seeds much too early. In fact, I started some in February! This means that they were ready to be planted in April, and my planting "safe" date is mid May. I suppose I was a little eager -- ha ha!
This year I set reminders in my phone both 6 and 8 weeks before my mid May planting date and started the seeds when they should be started. So last weekend, while battling a nasty virus that I still haven't fully conquered, I started a flat of tomato seeds. Since we loved eating the cherry tomatoes and found that they gave us by far the best yields, I planted three varieties of cherry tomatoes this year: Black Cherry, Bing Cherry and a new one for us -- Matt's Wild Cherry. Only a few days later I already see sprouts! It's amazing how quickly they grow!