Thus encouraged, I planted some warm weather plants including my perennial failure, tomatoes. The beans and zucchini have already pushed up seedlings; the tomatoes, nothing so far. I don't know why I try so hard with them, I don't even really like tomatoes very much.
I'm making an effort to walk down to the garden every single day to water and/or weed and/or harvest. The daily contact makes a difference: my garden is literally weed-free, we've had some wonderful salads and last night a pasta dish with arugula, and everything's weathered the current "drought" very well, especially considering that I only use shower warm-up water.