Here are a few tips.
Generally we can plant during the last week of May (although the city doesn't turn the garden water on until early June). Some key things about planting: weed your garden first, frequently and thoroughly. If you get after the weeds early, it is much less work later. plant appropriate items, see the list "What to Grow" for ideas. plant much more densely than the seed package calls for. We get 250 degrees of sun, few things require as much room as the package suggests. Make a pat down the centre of your plot. Add the occasional side path, plant the things you need frequent access to around the edge and fill the rest with seed. If it turns out to be too dense you can always thin. We have a dry climate here, water thoroughly about every other day. Use a floating row cover. this will preserve the water in the soil, keep the cold winds off your plants and maybe even reduce the weed seeds from reaching your plot.
We need to add some notes on what to start inside and when to start it.