have I drowned my peas?

yarkehsiowMarch 30, 2010

I thought I was being smart when I planted my pea seeds in a trench (SFG trench method) on Sunday. Now, it has been raining heavily for 36 hours, and the trench looks more like a pond (I did cover the soil with plastic covered wire mesh, so I think they're still there at least).

Before planting I soaked the seeds for about 12 hours, so they've been underwater for most of the past 72 hours...

My question: can pea seeds drown, and will I have to re-plant?

Thank you.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
anney(Georgia 8)

They can rot, but you could dig a couple of them up after your trench drains and see if the root bud has formed and if they still seem alive. If both conditions hold, give them 3-4 more days to see if they break ground. You should know within a week or so, if your weather is optimal after the rain.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 5:02PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks! weather is supposed to be beautiful after tomorrow, so I'll hope for the best and dig a few up.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 6:34PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Belgianpup(Wa/Zone 7b)

If you dig up a few to see how they're doing, pinch them. If they're relatively firm, they should be okay. If goop comes out of them, they're rotten (even if the outer skin looks all right).

This is something I know for a fact... 8-(


    Bookmark   March 30, 2010 at 9:20PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Germination Test #1 Chinese Long Green long bean
My family has grown this variety of long bean since...
nightbloomincereus 7A noVA
A roll call, who is still here and staying after the "upgrade"?
Harry are you still here? I hope so! You have always...
wertach zone 7-B SC
Show Me Your Trellis
This bean trellis was anchored by three foot long steel...
Gialet della Val Belluna Bean
Has anyone grown this, or know anything about it? I...
What does "as soon as soil can be worked" really mean?
I know it might be a dumb question to ask because the...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™