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Best Gardening Practices After Flooding
- Discard any produce that was touched by flood waters (above or below ground).
- Treat any produce that was present during flood but not actually touched (see chart on Fact Sheet for specific actions).
- Wait at least 60 days before replanting (see diagram on Fact Sheet for details).
- Wear gloves and closed shoes, wash hands thoroughly, and mulch garden and paths to keep dust down.
Pumpkins and melons exposed to flood water. Source: Food Safety News, 2016.
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