The storm front that spawned deadly tornadoes in the midwest rumbled through in the early morning hours, leaving about an inch of rain. Yesterday worked up more sifted compost which I put in all the raised beds that have sprouts or producing plants. Gave another wheelbarrow of compost to a neighbor and still have much more than I need. The neighbor offered me asparagas crowns in exchange, but I don't have a bed prepared for them. Everything I've read says to prepare the asparagas bed at least a year in advance in a permanent location. Never done asparagas so I declined the exchange for now. I moved a cold frame cover off my lettuce and beets and put it over my newly planted tomatoes. This morning I started seeds for 2 types of zuchini, yellow straightneck squash, 2 types of cucumber and 2 types of cantaloupe in 2 1/2 starter pots. I placed the newly seeded tray in with the tomatoes, which I will allow to warm up more than the other covered beds.