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Old 04-27-2017, 03:30 PM   #1
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Raised Bed in wet lawn


I built a raised bed last year that is about 16" tall and holds about 4.5 yds of soil. Whenever it rains (along with april/may) there is 3-4" of standing water in that area. If I have 4" of standing water with 12" of soil above the waterline will this rot my seeds/crop? My seedlings are growing well indoors now but I know inside in their trays they shouldnt be left with water in the bottom of the tray. Does anyone have any experience with this? I have attached a picture to help. (Picture was taken before 5 days of rain) I plan on diverting the water somehow either big pit, raingarden or sump pump after storms. The water dries in June (if little rain) and it stays muddy but not waterloged. Any advice/recomendations/opinions? Will my garden produce or just drown my seeds (tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, carrot, cucumber)?
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:42 PM   #2
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This is the plan for remedy. Will probably do this within the next month...
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I built a raised bed last year that is about 16" tall and holds about 4.5 yds of soil. Whenever it rains (along with april/may) there is 3-4" of standing water in that area. If I have 4" of standing water with 12" of soil above the waterline will this rot my seeds/crop? My seedlings are growing well indoors now but I know inside in their trays they shouldnt be left with water in the bottom of the tray. Does anyone have any experience with this? I have attached a picture to help. (Picture was taken before 5 days of rain) I plan on diverting the water somehow either big pit, raingarden or sump pump after storms. The water dries in June (if little rain) and it stays muddy but not waterloged. Any advice/recomendations/opinions? Will my garden produce or just drown my seeds (tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, carrot, cucumber)?
Can't you just elevate the raised bed? Yes, too much moisture can kill your seedlings/plants.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:03 PM   #4
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Ayuh,.... Which way is generally Downhill,..??

It appears yer damin' up a lake to the left in yer picture,.....
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