Found 5.5 inches of rain in our garden plot over the last few days; actually more because the rain gauge only goes to 5.5.
Assuming the White House garden got equivalent amounts, the situation described in this long Obamafoodorama post from yesterday is even worse than the pictures show. The point of the post is that the government shutdown means very little work done in the garden by staff, so it's quickly become overgrown and unharvested.
The garden evolved from a family project in the spring of 2009, where the girls were supposed to get their hands dirty, into a showcase project for gardening. The post reveals explicitly for the first time that the plants growing in the White House garden were transplanted from an offsite greenhouse location. Lots of other details about the garden in the post,  including the fox now prowling the grounds.