Even if it's absurdly cold out there, now's the time to start thinking about your garden. Photo by joe.lipson.
Michigan State University Extension shares this quote from Liberty Hyde Bailey (founder of the Extension Service in the 1800s):
A garden is half made when it is well planned. The best gardener is one who does the most gardening by the winter fire.
This is a good time to decide what you want to grow and order the seeds you'll need, test your soil and deal with those weeds. First time gardener? Here are the easiest vegetables to grow.
Garden checklist: Plan for your vegetable garden now [Michigan State University Extension]