Before planting many letters were sent out to various heirloom and organic seed banks asking for donations. We received a wide variety of seeds from many generous contributors, THANK YOU! Seeds were then sowed in small pots and placed in our greenhouse to sprout. As the days became longer, nights warmer, and seedlings grew taller - we picked our date to transplant into the beds. We based our dates for transfer from the greenhouse to the garden on average last frost dates, which for Colorado's front range generally lands around Mother's Day. When planning dates for planting outside one should also take into account the growing conditions neccessary for what is being planted as each cultivar has different needs. We carefully selected the healthiest starts, measured spacing between plants based on specific space requirements, and then had alot of FUN transplanting. Once our little starts were in the ground we gave them a healthy soaking of water!