Once you’ve planned your gardens for the coming season, check with friends to see if they are planning to grow the same varieties of vegetables or flowers. While you may use all of some seeds, many gardeners find themselves at the end of the season with a number of half-full packets, especially of things like squash and pumpkins. Save money by planning ahead and sharing with other gardeners. And don’t wait to put in that order! There may be a foot of snow on the ground now, but January is when the top seed companies are filling their orders.