Too much rain has caused all sorts of problems in the garden......
...weeds. They are outgrowing my efforts to control them. Basically it's the tropical grasses that are the prime headache. These spread via stolons and rhizomes, making control a real pain in the neck during rainy times.
...rot. So many of the veggies are rotting before they mature. The slightest bit of damage to them opens the door to bacteria, moods, viruses, etc. I'm seeing rot problems with the potatoes, beans, peas, tomatoes, chard. I suppose I'd see other veggies rotting but I haven't replanted them in weeks because of the constant wet conditions.
...diseases. Once the diseases start in the area, they quickly spread throughout the gardens. How? Via the body or legs of every cat, dog, turkey, pheasant, or human passing through. While I can keep people and dogs out of the gardens, I don't have any control on the others.
...splitting. The excess water has resulted in veggies splitting before they are ready for harvest -- tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, radishes, daikon to name a few.
..pests. The bugs are undergoing a population explosion. Aphids. Grasshopper types. Flea beetles. Stink bugs. You name it, there are scads of them now.
For months I've been hoping that the rains will go back to something that I could call normal. So far no luck. I guess I'll just have to take the time to build those rain shelter hopp tunnels ...... ya know..... just to make it stop raining. The gods are like that, eh?