I was away the past few days, but I trust that the sprinklers did their job. The ground was damp when I checked today.
Also, the paper had come exposed in a couple spots.
I covered it back up, and sprinkled some more water, and cleared away a couple little bits of encroaching grass.
I wonder if I should sprinkle some plant food? I will take a look in the shed, and see whether there is any. It probably won't hurt the process.
Don't count on another update unless there's something interesting to see. Don't think I'm abandoning the project, though. I'll keep checking on the little plot, watering as necessary, and look for signs of growth. I just won't bother posting lame things like this every day.