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Will my potatoes survive?

Posted by zackey GA 8b (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 18:06

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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RE: Will my potatoes survive?

Trench!


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RE: Will my potatoes survive?

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.


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RE: Will my potatoes survive?

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.


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