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Seedlings and just-planted seeds and several days of rain - will they drown?

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Hello! It's late Summer here in Australia. I planted some seeds a few days ago, and I have a few seedlings out in pots. Since then, it's been raining almost constantly. Sometimes light, sometimes heavy, but everything is thoroughly soaked and hasn't had a chance to dry out for a few days now.

Should I bring my seedlings and the seeds I planted out of the rain for awhile? Will they drown if I don't? Or will they be super happy out there in all this rain?

Sorry if this is a dumb question - I'm not really an experienced gardener yet.

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  1. I would bring the pots in if it's not too hard to do. If you have seeds in the ground just leave them be.

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    1. re: kengk

      Thank you kengk, I will do that :)

    2. if your soil drains well they the seeds should be fine... If you have heavy clay, wait until the rain stops and dig up one or two. Or you can wait until and see... If the seeds germinate in five days and by day 10 there's nothing, resow.

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      1. re: GreenThumbsUp

        Thank you, GreenThumbsUp, that's good to know.
        I like your username btw :)