Will too much rain hurt my plants?


#1

A question from a fellow grower:

Here’s my issue…it’s rained here almost everyday for a month. Their in good draining soil and I’ve pulled the mulch back away from the plant but the ground doesn’t have a chance to dry out. Their stretching a little bit too. Will all this rain hurt my plants? Do you have any suggestions? They seem to be doin good but it just won’t stop raining


#2

Yes too much rain can drown the plant and starve the roots of precious oxygen.the stretching is from light not being intense enough,try to carefully support them with a toothpick or something like that. Also is there anyway you can cover them some how to stop the rain,maybe take some sticks and a tarp and make a little pitched roof or something of that nature may help


#3

Thanks for your help, Here’s a few more details. I grow out in the middle of BFE in the river bottoms so I only go every couple weeks. Started them March 29 under CFL’s and within a month they were about 8-10 inches tall and lookin great. Transplanted May 4th and now their already up to my waste. Just giving ya a few more details about my grow. Thanks again.


#4

Well since you go way out and only visit every few weeks about the only thing you can do is support them somehow and hope for the best.


#5

Thanks Cash for the input. I appreciate it. I’ll just keep my fingers crossed and hope the white widow’s and super skunks can handle it.


#6

You may want to create a “french drain” for rainy days. :slight_smile:


#7

Does a “french drain” work well,I ask because I plan on doing an outdoor grow next year thats way far out and hard to get to and was wondering myself about really rainy days?