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One spot in my garden is soggy. Is there any veggies that like to grow in soggy areas? It's not a big area but I'd like to get some use out of it.

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Its not a vegetable- but sunflowers would work. They used to plant them in the low areas of holland to dry up places.
If you get the multi-branching kind they'll be low so they won't block out any sun for other crops.

Young just about readyto open flowers can be sauteed and served over greens. The petals can be used to add color and a little spice to salads- and of course the seeds. To protect the seeds from the birds if you want to harvest, throw some netting over them.
 

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Rivka said:
Its not a vegetable- but sunflowers would work. They used to plant them in the low areas of holland to dry up places.
If you get the multi-branching kind they'll be low so they won't block out any sun for other crops.

Young just about readyto open flowers can be sauteed and served over greens. The petals can be used to add color and a little spice to salads- and of course the seeds. To protect the seeds from the birds if you want to harvest, throw some netting over them.
Thank you, Rivka. The soggy spot is in a perfect spot for taller sunflowers too, they wouldn't shade anything.

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Celery. It is originally a bog plant. Watercress, too. For the celery, make sure the soil is rich, too, and you will grow some very nice celery and I will be jealous.
 

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boogeyman87 said:
How soggy how about rice? :rolleyes:
It's not quite that soggy! :)

Thanks Idahofarmergal. I'll look up info on celery and watercress. I have a rather short growing period too as I'm zone 4b.

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