Will my potatoes survive?

zzackey(8b GA)March 17, 2014

We planted our potatoes a month later than we should have--March 14th. We got over 2 inches of rain today and at least another inch is on the way. They have been under water all day. They will probably be under water for at least 2 days. Is there any hope for them?

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ltilton

Trench!

    Bookmark   March 17, 2014 at 7:32PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Two inches , 3 inches of rain, is not a big deal. Your soil needs to be conditioned to have enough drainage. Plus, you should not allow any run off water to come towards your garden spot but rather run away from it. Trenching is one way to do it.

The other option is to have raised beds, with good well drained soil, where your garden spot is low lying and the soil is clay.

WILL your potatoes survive ? If the rain stops and excess water is drained, probably will.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:41AM
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zzackey(8b GA)

They were planted in a trench. Not by me. I don't have clay soil and no it wasn't amended. I'm down on the side with a sore shoulder so hubby is doing the best he can.

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 11:36AM
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