Now is the time of year to begin thinking about and planning your garden. Order catalogs or download catalogs from seed company websites to get information and create a list of what you think you would like to grow this coming year.
Make a list of vegetables, fruits, and herbs you and your family or roommates eat regularly. Which items on the list are most important for you to grow yourself? These plants (or at least some of them) are what you want to begin with. You can always add more later as you learn more about gardening.