Impatiens in too wet container
Hello all... this is my post on this forum, though I've been know to lurk about! I have a large cast iron container with no drainage holes. The container is an antique - it came from a Pennsylvania steel mill and was used as the molten metal was poured from one pot to another... it looks a bit like a cauldron but has a rounded bottom and no legs. (It weighs well over 100 lbs and there is no way that I can drill holes for drainage, but I wouldn't want to do that, anyway.)
All that said, I planted it full of impatiens this year and watered well... TOO well, I'm afraid, as just after planting we had drenching rains. Now the soil is absolutely soggy and I'm afraid I'm going lose the plants if I don't do something about it! Can anyone offer any ideas on how to get some of the water out?