I am embracing it. I cannot keep control of the weeds outside of the raised beds without herbicides and I won't use herbicides. This year I hopefully put down the straw to keep it under control...it has made pulling them easier. ::snort:: Instead of beating myself up for not spending an hour or two a day pulling weeds in the rain, I am simply embracing the adventure. We don't garden - we FORAGE IN THE BACKYARD!
However, when we get a morning that isn't rainy - we weed. LOL I am NOT joking about foraging...today we pulled weeds around the spot we had planted pumpkins. Success, we found the pumpkin patch.
See those weeds behind Stacia? Yes, THAT is what I mean by WEEDS. When you buy a place with a horse pasture do not glibly think it will make an "easy garden" spot. You need a HORSE to keep the weeds in check. LOL We got into stinging nettle - which stings for days afterwards. One whole row of plants disappeared...I guess the chick weed murdered them.
Next, we turned to foraging... the Kale I planted (much less than typical) fed us well and amounted to a gallon of dried kale on the shelves to sneak into food and soups.
We harvested the rest of the radishes and discovered they needed to be harvested earlier. I don't know if it was the rain or how big they got but they were all nasty when I went to use them. Lesson learned. I will plant much less next year.
Ye Old Baptistry is filling up with dead and useless things...new life on it's way. I love having a lasagna bed to work on each garden season. It makes dealing with the overabundance of green after we harvest much easier.