Well, it's been 5 weeks since we planted. The bush peas and radishes have been doing the best. Spinach and chard were slower to start, but are coming up now. We'll have to take germination time and percentage into account in the future. Experience!
Speaking of experience, we've been helping get a shared garden plot going at our UU church. We roto-tilled and planted last weekend. It is interesting getting exposed to different styles of gardening: traditional rows vs. densely packed "biointensive" at our plot, roto-tilling vs. double-dig at our plot, wisdom of experienced gardeners vs. reading books for our plot.
Well, the rain's been coming all at once for over 24 hours now--hopefully we get a break soon!