Worked the raised beds a bit and planted my string beans today. Spring is sprung in Southern California. I noticed the sun setting far more to the North today than the last time I noticed. I need to make more rat excluding bed covers: My indoor hydroponic romaine is very different from the same seeds grown in the beds. Indoors yields microgreens. Outdoors they get big normal-sized romaine leaves.

I can only grow stuff rats won't eat, like tomatoes or onions. But the tomatoes and onions are doing great! But I need to be careful not to exclude the bees. Some of my favorite plants like snap peas, string beans, and summer squash need pollination to make any fruit.