We've been six inches short of our average rainfall this month. I've already had to rely on the water hose to keep my asparagus, lettuce, sugar snap peas, and spinach alive and producing. Late yesterday afternoon I set up the soaker hose to water my asparagus bed, turned on the water, and went inside. Obviously there was a malfunction at the hydrant, because when my husband got home at nine, the back yard and parking area were flooded - not just a little water, but get your waders flooded.
Did I ever mention how much I hate water hoses and the idea of watering a garden? Well, I do. Even though my garden is ready, I won't plant another thing until it rains.