Answer: Since you have so many questions and such ambitious plans, I would suggest you take a look at a book or two about gardening. The books in the "Dummies" series are all very straight forward and provide good step by step information. Two books you can check out on the
topic of maximizing yield in a minimum of space are "How to Grow More Vegetables in Less Space
Than You Can Imagine" by John Jeavons (available through
http://www.amazon.com) and Mel Bartholomew's "Square-Foot
Gardening" (available through
http://ecohome.org/books.htm). This book include tables showing when to plant vegetable seeds and when to set out transplants. Hope this gets you started!
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