Before you get your hands in the dirt, there are some things to think about before starting a garden. Do your seedlings need to start indoors? Where are you planning on putting your garden? Does your garden have enough sunlight? What plants do best in your area?
Here are some links to check out to make sure your garden is as successful as possible:
Fun garden planner: http://www.smartgardener.com/
US Hardiness Zones: http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/
Preparing the soil:
Starting Seeds Indoors: