56 days ago I stuck many seedlings and seeds into some dirt. The dirt was in boxes. The things grew. I had some help from my friend Marta Teegan. She is a master gardener. She wrote a book called "Homegrown". It is a good book. You should get it. I am proud of the plants. The gave my patio life. The lettuce tastes like crap. Everything else is awesome. I guess mid- April in California is not exactly "early spring". Next time lettuce.