Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Way too much water.

 I looked at my little lemon tree, and it looked very sad today. As I examined the tree a little more, I noticed that the soil had way to much water! This is very bad for plants. If there is too much water in your pot, your plants will drown. Yes really. Over watering is actually one of the leading causes of death in house plants. So what I did, was I replanted the tree in some fresh clean and dryish potting soil. This should help out a bit. But how do you know if you are over watering the plants?

Let the top inch or so of soil dry out. If the soil feels dry to the touch then you can add some water. If your soil is moist and visibly wet on the surface, let the poor thing dry out for a while. Your plants roots need oxygen, but not too much either, that can damage them too. Your plant will tell you when it has too much water. The leaves will turn a dull green. Stop watering right away. The best thing to do if you can, is to re pot the plant if there is so much water that it wont evaporate over a day or so. Keep the soil moist not wet.

 I will be writing a post about spider mites soon. As I have found I have a problem. Oh golly I have problems. But that is why we learn.

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