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Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 19:05

I have a new veg patch, due to start it off this year, and it is still very squelchy.  It starts to drain, we have another massive rain shower and then it is full of water again.  This must be such a common problem at the moment, why is it not being addressed in weekly Gardeners World emails?  What do we do about sowing seeds?  Will be at least a month before we can get started.  What can and can't we start off in cells in the greenhouse?  Some good advice would be very welcome.  We are not used to such damp conditions in the East of England!

Too wet to plant fruit trees?

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 16:25

Thanks paull2.  Our garden is stony loam on a bed of London Clay.  As we are near East Anglia, we are normally too dry not too wet, but this winter has been exceptional.  Hopefully just a rare occurrence!

Too wet to plant fruit trees?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 09:10

Thanks for the replies and advice. This is a newly cultivated area of old pasture And we were surprised at how wet it is, but so much rain this autumn that whole garden is soaked. We have decided to have a ditch dug out on the lower side of the area which should help with drainage. 

Too wet to plant fruit trees?

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 22:28

Am I the only one who has received bare root fruit trees to plant in the post, but the ground is completely water-logged?  I have heeled them in a drier spot, but not sure how long I can leave them like this before they HAVE to be properly planted.  Everything I read says water-logged ground will drown the roots. I live in the driest part of the country, but we have never seen so much rain as this year! Any advice? 

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