I am always searching for new ways to garden more efficiently. My definition of efficient means I harvest more for less work. Well, a lot of hard work initially, but not so much as the season goes on! Still fighting with the Firefighter on the use of a rototiller. I am a permaculturist, therefore no gas powered equipment.
I happened upon an interesting tool called the SproutRobot. And the concept tickled me. It is a data base that helps you to plant your garden for your area. The service is for newbie gardeners and is straight forward with information on when to germinate, transfer and harvest.
They also have a blog that offers some really good advice. Give it a try, you may learn a thing or two.