There is one great way to deal with cold weather, especially in late winter, and it won't cost you an arm and leg.
I'm sure you have already received at least one of the many different seed and nursery catalogs that find their way to your mailbox. Even though they can't give off heat during subfreezing winter days, they can warm up your feelings about getting out in your landscape this spring.
If you are one of those deprived gardeners not on their mailing list, just pick up the many home and garden magazines and respond to many of the addresses listed for nursery and seed catalogs.
Seed and nursery catalogs can help you make that hard decision as to what you want, not only in your vegetable garden, but your lawn or even flower garden. They can make you aware of the many new and exciting plant varieties out there. They can give you valuable planting and growing hints, let you actually see a picture of the fruits of your labor. Furthermore, you can get an idea as to the cost and the ever important hardiness zone information, which gives you an idea as to whether or not it can be grown in our area.
A good recommendation would be to see what you want by the use of the many seed and nursery catalogs and then look for that particular product locally at your lawn and garden centers. This way, you are supporting the local business economy.