The rains last weekend were amazing. We had five inches in less than two days. Everything in the garden, the peony, hyacinths, tulips, everything is under water. And, I have raised beds.
It would take several weeks for that clay soil to dry out enough to plant corn, beans, onion sets, radishes (which it is too late for now anyway.) I have some pots for tomato plants, but the critter formerly known as my dog is a tomato thief.
He is only deterred by barbed wire from getting to those juices additions to his mainly tasteless canine food. Mesquite flavored dog food, my ass. He doesn't keep in his mouth long enough to taste it anyway.
The down side of not having a garden besides not having the produce is that I still have to weed it eventually. Bummer on all sides.
Don't feel sorry for me...just send me some home-grown carrots, corn, potatoes and beans....thanks!