The graphic below is shows that we've "been wetter than normal" in 2014. But, every rain cloud, has a silver lining, right? I look at it as by waiting to plant a couple days puts us in line with planting with the next full moon phase (Oct. 8th).
Some people swear by planting with the" lunar cycles", while others think it's "lunacy"... Many believe that planting with the full moon helps with plant geotropism, quicker germination, and plant biochemical processes. The advice I give my students in Plant & Soil Science class is that there is "likely some advantages" to coinciding your planting with the moon, but it's more important to let the local weather forecast and past experience dictate your planting."
In other news, we had out first light frost this morning, which is a couple days after the "Historical Average" frost range of Sept. 27-Oct. 3rd. We hope to get the garlic cloves in the ground this week with the expected "dry" forecast.