I've noticed some beginnings out-of-doors, too:
|new strawberry leaves|
|rhubarb poking up|
|an onion that escaped last year's harvest|
|green! in the unfrozen pond|
I wanted to share a few useful planting links with you (which are also listed on the sidebar for quick reference):
Date of Last Frost Calculator
Date of Last Frost by Zip Code
Planting Guide Calendar
For us in Colorado, Memorial Day (at the end of May) is the safest bet for first outdoor plantings, but according to the calculator, there's a decent chance we can safety plant around May 15th. Colorado's outdoor growing season is about 150 days.
My new seed potatoes should be arriving soon, and I can hopefully start preparing the ground for their planting less than a month from now!
Are you beginning, too?
(P.S. The ducks are decidedly not beginning to warm up to me.)