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help, submerged water melon / corn patch

Posted by austingardner 8B (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 7, 11 at 11:05

Last week I planted my first garden and this week I planted my second - a 10ft by 10ft area with two rows of water mellon seeds on one end and two rows of corn seeds on the other. To prepare the area I dug about 8 inches deep, shoveling all the soil to the edges of the soon-to-be garden, then made rows mixed with compost, and planted the water mellon and corn seeds...
It was getting late and I was trying to finish before night fall and did not scoop back in the soil that was dug up. I'm concerned that I'll have a mud pool when it rains (although there was no pooling from watering them last night that I could see in the dark).
What should I do? Should I dig all the seeds up, fill in the ground, then replant? Will it be ok the way it is? Could I dig a ditch or drainage around the perimeter?
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RE: help, submerged water melon / corn patch

I would only worry if your soil is clay. I don't have clay, so that wouldn't be a problem here. If you just planted them you could move them, put back the soil , replant and they probably wont even notice.
good luck newbie :) we all learn by trial and error.

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