Just an update
Things are progressing in my garden. The rain has finally stopped and now it's in the 90s. I went to the local community market this past weekend and the farmers were complaining about all the water affecting their crops negatively, so that made me feel better. I didn't lose anything, but it definitely seems the rain has retarded the growth of some of my plants, my cucumbers especially. Now that they've had about a week to dry out they're starting to get a little more vertical. I have some great looking squash that have yet to produce a single female flower. Just about when I was about so swear off growing squash, I read about eating squash flowers, so now that's something to look forward to. My cantaloupe seem to be doing well with lots of female flowers. I've started visiting my garden in the morning before work so I can pollinate them with a paint brush. My strawberry plants from Gurney's finally shipped and have finally sprouted leaves. This was the first year I ordered plants online and I don't know if my expectations were just too high, but I don't know if I'll ever do it again. I was surprised at how long it took things to ship and how very small they were when they finally got here. I think next year I'll support my local co-op more and buy from them early. If anyone has an online company they like, please share. Some of my strawberries:
More photos and details of my garden at my lj.