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Southern California
Oct 22, 2017 1:26 PM CST
Hello. I have a dwarf cara cara pink navel and a Meyer lemon semi dwarf. When digging a hole to plant, I noticed ground water, probably downflow from my backyard. Here is an image. Is this not a healthy place to plant either? Will they get overwatered? The top soil is damp and firm, not sludgy.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Oct 22, 2017 4:27 PM CST
There aren't many plants that will survive in that much water. Could you possibly plant your trees in some large planters and place them there?
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Name: Andrea Reagan
Astatula, Florida (Zone 9a)
I collect seeds
Oct 23, 2017 5:40 AM CST
Definitely not a healthy place to plant your citrus.

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