There are thunderstorms forecast for tonight. 3 days ago I planted carrot seedlings that were about 3 weeks old. Wondering if I should put a tarp over them so they don't get pounded. Total rain expected is 0.17 inches.

  • There is a container-gardening tag, does that mean the plants are in containers? If yes, put them containers inside for the storm, just to be safe. If the plants are in the soil, do you think the soil will be disturbed by the storm? Then a tarp may be wise, however will the tarp hold a storm? – benn May 16 at 11:03
  • Raised beds. I'll fix the tag – mcgyver5 May 16 at 14:00
  • @mcgyver5 When you say seedlings do you mean they have already sprouted? – Rob May 16 at 14:15
  • Yes. They are all about one inch tall – mcgyver5 May 16 at 15:43
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    Sure. It is possible. In this case they were not – mcgyver5 May 17 at 15:16

I'm glad to report that they made in through just fine without any protection and got a good soaking. Soil drained really well. Might hail this weekend, though. I'll probably cover them for those storms


Yes of course you need to cover it,but when the rain is weak, you can leave it because it's good for plants to grow , but when it rains hard then you must cover them

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