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how to recover vegetable garden after 10 days of heavy rain

Zone Houston Northwest region | klfranklin56 added on May 16, 2015 | Answered

The vegetable plants looked good this morning but when the sun finally came out, the leaves are drooping. Did the same thing yesterday. Any advice?

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Heather
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Answered on May 17, 2015

Unfortunately, at this point it is a waiting game while you wait for the water to drain this time. The plants are drooping because their roots are not able to get air.

For the future, if you are worried that this will happen again, you may want to look at installing a french drain or a rain garden to help steer the water away.

You may find these articles helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/spaces/rain-garden-design.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/yard-drainage-problems.htm

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