Here are my top reasons to garden in the rain:
-the mosquitoes do not like the rain either.
-the weeds come out easily, with the whole root attached (see pictures above)
-your sunscreen does not sweat into your eyes. Be sure to wear sunscreen even on cloudy days.
-it is generally cooler when it is raining, so you do not get as hot or dehydrated.
-the soil is nice and wet, great for digging holes when transplanting plants that need to be moved as well as for planting new ones.
-newly spread grass seed will stay put instead of blowing away in the wind or baking in the sun.
– if the weatherman is calling for more rain in the forecast, you do not have to water the plants or seed you just planted.
AND THE BEST REASON IS:
-when the sun does come out, instead of spending time gardening, you can relax and enjoy your efforts!