Is it ok to plant flowers in wet ground?

Donna Schulman
by Donna Schulman
It won't quit raining and I want to get my flowers in the ground before I loose them? After I dig my hole and loosen the dirt underneath, I fertilize and add water as instructed. The water just sits there, the ground is so saturated it doesn't absorb the water.
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 30, 2017

    If the ground is to wet they will rot.Fertilizing should not be done until the plants have established .Try opting for container planting if the ground is to wet.

    • Donna Schulman Donna Schulman on May 31, 2017

      I'm referring to the plant and bulb booster you use before you put the plant in the ground. Thanks for the idea for container planting!

  • Patty Patty on May 31, 2017

    Janet is correct.

  • Claude Claude on Jun 01, 2017

    When it's lightly raining is a wonderful time to plant...less stresson the plants. Just make sure you are clean tools...wipe w baby wipes.

  • Marcie Marcie on Jun 03, 2017

    Damp soil is a great thing to plant in, but not really wet soil. The plant will not make it. I like the above idea of container planting.

  • Dfm Dfm on Jun 03, 2017

    too much water will cause the roots to rot. if this is the norm for your yard, i would consider raised beds, containers, straw bale gardens.