It's not all bad though. Carrots love water, and slip out of the ground like butter from the mud, making them a joy to harvest. Squash and zucchini deal with excess water by simply growing ten times faster. (Andrew wants to put a time-lapse camera on the zucchini to find out if it truly is growing the 3 inches an hour we suspect). We're awash with squash right now, and have it on sale at two pounds for $5. Cucumbers are sweet as can be, without a hint of bitterness given all the rain. And yes, those sweet little Divas are producing! Celery loves feeling half-drowned. We usually struggle to provide enough water through the irrigation system to keep celery growing nicely. It's growing like a weed, happy as a clam to have wet muddy feet day after day. We also now have heirloom pink-hearted celery on hand - something new I was anxious to try this year. It is a bit smaller than green celery, and the flavor's a bit more assertive, but it could lend a beautiful color to salads or veggie trays.
And last not but least, I really can't complain too much about anything when these sweet gems have finally started to ripen up. Quantities are somewhat limited this week, but the vines are safely tucked in out of the rain in our greenhouse, and we'll have truckloads of 'em in no time!