Do you often kill your plants ? These are the 13 things you must avoid to keep your container plants a live and growing.
A lot of new gardeners thinks that the more they water, the better. All plants (including non-potted plants) have the different watering necessities and those needs may also it changes depending upon the season or the time of the year, the amount of light and ambient temperature. The easiest solution to evade this problem is knowing the moisture level required by each plant.
The majority of plants (except moisture loving plants) loves when the top surface of the substrate dries out between the watering spells; others require the soil to be kept slightly moist. A good method is to usually poke your finger into the soil about an inch deep and feel if it is wet or rather dry.
It is equally harmful to the plants. Back to the same point, it is necessary to know the moisture requirements of each plant to keep them healthy. Also, it is obvious, in summer you should double the amount of water because all the plants needs more water. When you water your plants, do it thoroughly, so that the entire substrate moisten well and the slight amount of water seeps out from the bottom holes of the pots and then wait for it to dry (with the method of poking your finger) and then water again.
3. You do not know everything about the plant
You have to know that there is no identical plants. First thing you should do is read the instructions that come with the plant you have acquired. Always, when you buy plants in the nursery ask them about the growing requirements. If you get a new plant search about it deeply on the web. There are many gardening websites (ours too) and blogs of enthusiastic gardeners who have excellent information about plants.