Should you garden in overly wet soil?

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Has rained a lot lately and concerned about transferring any potential plant diseases or bugs from plant to plant if working and/or planting in an overly wet garden.

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 27, 2017
    not a recommended practice

  • Kim Kim on Jun 27, 2017
    Does it get wet like that often? If so, the only plants that will survive are bog type plants. Peace lilies, cat tails, rice, mint, etc.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jun 27, 2017
    I would wait until the ground dries. Not only will muddy/wet soil cause rot, but the plant will not stand up properly and may bend or break. For small areas, you can mix some potting soil or soil or sand into the wet and see if it makes the soil dryer and more stable.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 27, 2017
    I would wait until it is not so wet. Working with too wet soil would be difficult to place correctly. The plant would also be going from a dryer state to real wet and the roots may rot. I have done what Fiddledd224 said to do when my garden was wet, but had to get veggie plants in or else I would never get them in, it did help with making the plant more stable and also the soil around those plants was not so compacted once the soil dried out.

  • Kim Kim on Jun 28, 2017
    Hahaha! Amazing how weeds can grow anywhere! I say, if the flower or provide food, they are easy garden plants! 😊
    I would wait to put your transplants until it dries up enough to walk on.