My seed order arrived at the end of last week so I spent some time over the weekend putting together a matrix showing sun and water needs against planting dates and then sorting them in a box.
I'm quite surprise at how many can be planted in mid-March. I have been a post-Mother's Day (mid-May) planter since we moved back to Colorado. So it will be interesting to see how things go.
There are still a few varieties that I'm unsure about when to plant. The information I have is for seedlings or for starting inside and then transplanting outdoors. I don't have a place for seed starting yet, so I will need to figure this part out... or at least commit to a WAG. ;-)
I've started thinking about where to plant what and how best to do some succession planting, but I suspect this will be pretty squishy until I layout the rows and start the actual planting part.
I'm hopeful that this will yield better results than last year, especially since it looks like we're facing a continued drought. We have had some snow and certainly some wintery temperatures, but for the most part this winter has been pretty dry. They are forecasting a little snow for this afternoon, but it doesn't look like much is happening to the west yet.
Keep your fingers crossed for us. :-)