The Q&A Archives: Potted Patio Gardening

Question: I have just started a 'Salsa' and herb garden in pots on my patio and am concerned about them 'drowning' with all our current rain. I have tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, lettuce, berries and herbs. They have drainage holes in the pots. Is that enough?

Answer: If you planted in potting soil rather than garden soil, your plants should be safe. Potting soil drains a lot faster than garden soil. There's not much you can do to control the rain but having your plants in pots is better than having them in a garden bed that will soak up moisture from nearby ground as well as the water from the rain. I think your salsa garden will weather the storm without problem.

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