many veg growers I really don't like prolonged hot, dry sunny weather,
but I have to admit last week was a bit too much of that particular
good thing, rain.
is not often that a garden of sandy soil in the south-east where the
rainfall is usually less than 650mm, is too wet in mid-summer, but that
was the case. Mostly, I expect my garden to yield about 30 percent less in an ‘average' year, than a garden with a moisture retentive soil. Sandy
ground gives better over-winter and early crops but main season and
late crops typically suffer from drought or are just not possible. The
relatively small areas of clay soil on my plot are nearly unworkable at
the moment, but when the rain gives over I can get onto the sandy soil
areas within a couple of hours.