So I staked out an area of 25 ft x 60 ft (give or take a couple), collected those seed packages, and started to laboriously mark out the beds, spending 3 days figuring out what went where and when to sow/plant. Good thing I have Illustrator (as you'll see by the diagram) to lay it out and used Excel for number crunching.
Sunday May 10/09: It was off to the patch to actually set out the beds for real - yes, by the time we were done, the patch was 36ft x 68ft... It was those tomatoes that had been started indoors, about 100 of them of quite a few varietals!
We ran out of wire clothes hanger stakes (used with hemp string to outline the beds) so that was it for the day as by that time (about 2 hours later) we were feeling nippish. Hot chocolate, latte machiata and coffee with yummy pastries at the bakery cafe down the street went down very well; picked up a cream caramel cake for desert for Mother's day dinner too. Called it a day.
Here's the diagram of the patch as of May 12 (subject to changes of course).