Some rain during last night. Today fine, warm & still. One or two nasturtiums up (self sown). Turnips sown 22.4.40 are just up. The fly is already at these & at the seedling of sprouts etc. A few parsnips (sown 9.4.40) are showing. One or two artichokes (sown 3.4.40) just showing. Applied sodium chlorate to waste patch by the walnut tree. Began putting up the strings for beans, but not enough time to complete the row. Planted out 1 doz. of the very tiny lettuces, putting sack° for protection. Tried to thin the clarkia, which, however, is too small to handle.