What do I do with my poor spices that are getting soaked in rain daily

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They are all very leggy with very pale leaves! We have had daily rains both in the morning and evening and it's still coming down hard. I was going to let the rains end then cut them all back and discard the clippings. What do you think I should or should have done?
Thanks for responding!
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  • Chubby58 Chubby58 on Jun 20, 2017
    If you have an umbrella on a table, try putting them under there if they're in pots. If they are in the ground, try the beach umbrellas during a hard rain.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 20, 2017
    Unfortunately they have received to much water.You can try if they are in a pot ,re-pot them in fresh soil and keep them in a protected but lit area.

    • Rambie Rambie on Jun 20, 2017
      That's what I'm afraid of but I'm going to try and save them somehow! My Butterfly garden is loving all this rain!

  • Deborah Coyner Petch Deborah Coyner Petch on Jun 20, 2017
    We're having the same problem here in Pensacola. I cut black plastic bags and covered most of the area around each herb. Most of mine are in pots and we're really drowning. The plastic keeps most of the water off them. For those already getting yellow, I gave them a trim and a fertilizer booste. Seems to be working. Good luck!

    • Rambie Rambie on Jun 20, 2017
      Thank-you, I will try this method but I planted mine all together this year, Why? Don't ask cause I don't know!

  • If in pots, try to gather and keep protected and let them dry out some. Place on a porch if you have a covered one. If in the garden, my girlfriend in NC made tents for the herbs with clear plastic, think "A frame" structure.

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    • Yes, I see you will be receiving overflow from tropical storm Cindy that is in Louisiana and Texas. You have too much rain and I am 106 and dry as a bone . . . Good luck! Hope you get a dry spell soon! The mosquitoes are the worst!

  • Melissa Travis Thompson Melissa Travis Thompson on Jun 20, 2017
    I don't keep my spices outside anymore. I have a lamp I use to help them grow inside. Plus when I cook the herbs and spices are right there.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 20, 2017
    If I have to I put the pots where the eaves protect them from too much rain. Otherwise I have no problem with my pots of herbs, I guess that my soil drains really well. We have had as much as two inches at a time a few days in a row, I am glad that I haven't had a problem yet. Sorry to hear that you are getting that much rain! I hope they come back!