This is the wettest Spring we've experienced here in south west France. Almost all the seeds I've planted have rotted - even some of the potatoes I planted a few weeks ago have rotted under water. This is how the ground looks in part of the plot.
We've had a stream running through this part of the garden for about six weeks and although yesterday and today have been dry, the earth is still cold and damp and difficult to work with and all I can do is wait until it dries out a bit before move my seedlings into their permanent homes. The tomatoes I planted about three weeks ago still look exactly the same as when I planted them ! Raspberries enjoy a good soak before fruiting, but these have been under water for about two weeks and
need a bit of sun to fruit well. I've tasted a few and they're insipid and full of water. I hope the sun comes out soon or our veg plot next to the house won't produce much veg for the summer at this rate!
Fortunately, we've another garden on a slight slope down in the valley where our potatoes are doing well and where we'll plant our winter veg soon out of the way of the chickens.