Although we experienced our first night of freezing temps last night, my thoughts are on starting tomato and pepper seeds early this winter. It has been a mild winter for us in Zone 9 Florida and I've done it before, but it has been a long time since I experimented with this theory.
Once the seedlings are big enough to transplant, they need to be grown in containers so they can be moved inside in case of a prolonged freeze. We may just leave the containers in our carport area where they are protected. It is worth a try to get a jump start on the growing season. The containers are currently sitting out there empty . . . and seeds are relatively inexpensive.
Time to order seeds!