Today I learned what happens when you don't mark your rows. Being without row markers when I planted my lettuce, spinach, and peas, I blithely assumed that my faulty memory and the disturbed ground would be enough to tell me where everything was.
I went to the garden to see if anything had sprouted and discovered that not only had the rows of uplifted earth settled to look just like the surrounding soil, but also all kinds of random bits of grass and other weeds had begun to sprout, disguising any desirable vegetables that might be growing among them. I know what creeping charlie and dandelions look like, but I don't trust myself to distinguish rouge de grenoblouse lettuce from crab grass.
Several of these guys (at right) were growing in a sort of row-like fashion and look to be the right color, so I'm hoping this is lettuce. I might have seen some spinach too, but that's just a guess. Grandma wasn't home, and I seem to turn as helpless as a beached jellyfish without her, so I'll have to wait until she's around to identify things for certain.
On a more positive note, the peppers and eggplants continue to grow like weeds, but happily, they're not weeds at all.