I also grow chocolate colored bell peppers and they're wonderful in the years when we get enough warmth and sun for them to fully ripen.
I've planted a few early things already (red and yellow onions, sugar snap peas, regular peas, spinach, lettuce). And the chives are ready to be harvested. But here where I live, we have to wait until mid to late May to plant most things. Memorial Day is traditional for putting out tomato plants here.
I'm with you, Ruby! Tired of grocery store greens and ready for some fresh veggies straight from the garden.