First post: Thanks to all readers
First unsupervised garden ever, first since 1970. Plot in friend's yard was/is questionable (didn't do any soil tests) but we did aerate the soil, put down about four inches of topsoil and later rotted manure selectively.
I am in the Northeast...Bronx, New York specifically.
Since late April when I planted, we have experienced unusually wet weather, with more promised or at least little sunshine relative to typical climate/location.
The garden [vegetable/herb mostly] started off well but has been limping along a bit, balanced sunshine and rain seeming to be the main issue. The tomato plants don't look all that hearty but most have flowered and about half are starting to bear suprisingly early fruit. Eggplants have flowered well but I lost the first tiny fruit already. Pepper/chilies are flowering. Cucumbers are flowering and shooting out tendrils but I do not see any stamens on the yellow flowers, cilantro is un-stop-able but the parsley next to it just sort of hangs in. Onions [transplants] are seeming to thrive. Basil is atypically weak looking.
Too late to make a long question short but is there anything a backyard gardener can do to adjust/compensate for overly wet and mostly cloudy weather?...with more anticipated in the next week and a half? Soil amendment? Home remedies? Ancient lore?
Thanks to all for your help for a born again gardener