Temps here have definitely warmed up. We've been in the 70s during the day and 40s at night. While I'm grateful for sun to encourage the little plants along, some rain sure would be nice. We had black clouds most of yesterday afternoon and it rained a whole minute and a half yesterday out of all of that.
I've put in my peppers, basil and tomato plants. The cherry tomatoes actually each have a couple of small fruits starting - about the size of small grapes right now. The birds (and I get it - we are in year 3 of a drought and there's not much to eat around here) went nuts over the seeds I planted. They ate everything except a few stragglers of my scallions, so I replanted everything inside and tried again.
The peas are doing great.
The jury is still out on the cucumbers - the birds have been pulling at the leaves of those, so I may have to pick up a 4-pack of larger started plants. Likewise, the melon was apparently good eating since both tries at that disappeared. I think I've managed to get the pumpkin far enough along that will be okay. I replanted the spinach and we'll see how that goes, and I did get my dill plant started. That little group of seedlings will be ready to thin out in another week or so.
I have plastic bags tied on the trellises in the beds, which has seemed to help, but I suspect I'm going to need a cover for everything or the birds will eat the actual crop of anything resembling food (like the tomatoes, and at this point, I wouldn't put them past eating most of the veggies in there.) The winds here are a bit problematic for that type of cover, but I'll do some research and see what might work best for our area here.
All for now..