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

ursy_ten Feb 25, 2013 05:20 AM

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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    kengk RE: ursy_ten Feb 25, 2013 05:59 AM

    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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      ursy_ten RE: kengk Feb 25, 2013 06:15 AM

      Thank you kengk, I will do that :)

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      GreenThumbsUp RE: ursy_ten Feb 27, 2013 02:35 PM

      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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        ursy_ten RE: GreenThumbsUp Feb 27, 2013 06:48 PM

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

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