The hardest part for me - planting out.
Mostly because I have to weed my flower beds before I can put the new winter sowed plants out. Things got out of hand last fall because I spent a couple of months on crutches and couldn't weed or maintain the flower beds. Many of the weeds have stickers or spines - plus the bindweed that I can never get rid of. I already planted out about 30 of the winter sown babies in the only raised flower bed I have - the one I can actually scoop a hole in the soil with my hand instead of a pick axe. Today I am pulling all the grass and weeds from about 30 feet of flower bed along my chain link fence (will be about another 70 feet to go after that). This is hard New Mexico clay - even after several years of adding compost, manure and mulching. Probably cramming at least 50 of the winter sowed babies in there. My goal is to cram so many flowers in there they choke out the weeds.