We learned, now, that tomatoes like a deep drink every few days, not constant little drips. So we water the tomatoes differently - and now we're getting rain, so that's a blessing.
The bean plants are mulched with sawdust, a by-product of his wordworking in the basement. He glanced at a website that said this is a good mulch for plants, like beans, that add nitrogen to the soil.
I dismantled the nasturtiums on the porch because they were puny and I was tired of hoping. Our raspberries have given us about 5 berries so far. The parsley that overwintered has not reseeded itself into anything useful. We also pulled out 2 tomato plants that were wilty and yellowing. And the ding-dang squirrels have taken every tomato that has approached ripeness so far; this is a city problem, but country gardens have deer, right? Well, we are fighting back; I bought a repellent and a trap. We'll see if we get any tomatoes.
I sound a bit irritated about our garden, I know. I have to remind myself that gardening is like cooking - I have to start at the beginning and learn from my mistakes. Still and all, cooking holds far more joy and interest for me than the garden!