Like the rest of the country, we have been undergoing a hot summer (or, as we used to call it in the old days, "summer"). We have had no hint of rain since 04 July. As you can imagine, this has rather put a strain on the garden and the outside yard in general. We have not yet entered the realm of watering restrictions - but I hate paying for watering the lawn, so every year at this time we limp along with one watering a week (the real solution would be an automatic sprinkler system, but I have neither the money nor the inclination to install one).
Then, between Friday night and Sunday afternoon, we received 1.6 inches (4.06 cm).
I love the rain of course (other than the humidity, which will return as soon as the clouds disappear). But this is wretchedly hard on the plants. My garden is going through gyrations trying to keep up (or really, what is left: sorghum is mostly harvested and the black peas maybe reaching their end. Only the tomato plant with its curled leaves and two fruit and the ever producing jalapeno pepper are carrying on.
Gardening: It is not for the weak of heart.