Being first does not always assure being ahead; at least in the gardening realm. After recent spring frosts here in northern Flyover Country, it seems that some folks who planted tender annals early, experienced some set-backs. Frosts were very intense in some areas and even after covering tender plants for the night, some still had damage to those plants.
Allow the weather to settle and the soil to warm before planting things such as tomatoes, sweet potatoes, basil, and even some of the warmth-loving native plants. As I always say: “Plant those tender plants the day after the last frost.”