Waterlogged soils have had the oxygen pushed out that roots need to survive. Every living cell
color with a return to drier weather.
in a plant must have oxygen or it dies. Some plants have mechanisms to provide oxygen to the roots even
under saturated conditions, but most of our vegetables and flowers do not. The longer these plants are
subjected to saturated soils, the more likely damage will occur. Usually, as long as water drains within 24
hours, the impact on plant health is minimal. However, shallow, stagnant water under hot, sunny conditions
can literally cook plants, reducing survival time to as little as a few hours.