Questions tagged [water]

Water is a transparent fluid which forms the world's streams, lakes, oceans and rain, and is the major constituent of the fluids of living things.

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How to root basil cuttings without putting them in water?

I tried several times to multiple my basil using the cutting method, however they don't root and rot everytime, even if I put a piece of charcoal in the container fil with water. So, is there other ...
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Curled pink leaves

Desert Rose My leaves at the bottom have curled and turned pink. They are soft and pliable, no yellow or brown on plant. It is also flowering.
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How to bury water pipes in a nice and safe way

I have a 4000 square meter land that contains my house, trees and vegetables and I use many water pipes in it. I have a main water pipe that comes from the main pipe from the street that crosses all ...
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Practical to feed a pond from an existing stream on the property?

Our garden has a stream on one border of it, and I'm considering adding a pond. I'm curious if it'd be practical to pump water from the stream into the pond, and then have an overflow that fed down a ...
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How to convert inches to gallons?

When I'm trying to figure out how much to water things in my garden I'll often see things like, "...they will need 1-2 inches of water each week." From what I understand, this is the same as if there ...
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How to know if my pond is leaking?

Dealing with a manmade pond and a lot (real estate) next to it that's owned be someone else. The pond is about 85 feet across with a dam on one side. The dam is close to the other lot and water is at ...
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Does gas chlorine, fluoride and polyphosphate used in treating water affect soil life?

I found out that the city I live in treats our water with gas chlorine, fluoride, and polyphosphate. Does this harm soil life?
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Wet pre-sprouted seed potatoes, is there an hurry to plant them?

I inadvertently left pre-sprouted seed potatoes on my balcony and they suffered a severe shower today. I didn't plan to plant them before 4 days at the very least. Is there an hurry to plant them ...
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Mulch + raised garden for a desert water saving Vegetable Garden?

I am planning a raised bed vegetable garden in dry Southern California. I wish to produce food in my dry climate, and am concerned for possible future water restrictions. Besides the water savings ...
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Propagate Ti Leaf Plant Cuttings In Water

Recently from my trip to Hawaii I brought back some Ti Leaf (Red Cordyline) cuttings. On the package it says to soak them in water until they develop roots around 5cm long. I have had them in water ...
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What is the recommended elevation between the water table and the growing surface?

I'm starting to plan out my garden for the spring planting, and am trying to figure out how much surface I need between where the green part of the plants and the water table. I'm trying to have a big ...
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Can trees starve for water as they get bigger?

We had this huge pecan tree that stood alone. The landlord said it used to put out paper shell pecans that could be cracked with one hand a decade ago. I also heard that smaller pecan trees put more ...
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How to grow a tree on steroids?

How can a tree be made to grow bigger and faster constantly over 100 years? Could a full grown tree be given a constant trickle of water and a time-released nutrient pack, like huge miracle grow stick ...
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Anyone know what this plant/algae is?

I’m making a self sustaining ecosystem which has both a terrestrial part with plants and bugs, and a water part with some pond water. I’ve had it for a few months, and then this started popping up ...
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How to reclaim my backyard that has turned into a swamp?

Problem Anyone on the East Coast of the US is probably aware of what a rainy year it has been. As of my writing this, the last six months in Northern Virginia have had more rain (1149mm at Dulles ...
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How to clean the salted water in my pool to to water my plants and grass?

We have a 60,000 litre salt water pool that we have not added one drop of chlorine or salt in over 16 months. What do I need to do to be able to use that water to water my garden and grass?
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Water from tiling in yard constantly on sidewalk

We just purchased our house. The back yard has a large hill in it. The construction company that built our house installed tiling (french drain) in the hill that comes out right by the sidewalk in ...
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How can I fix a Water Mint invasion in my creek?

I have a creek in the front of my home and Water Mint has invaded the creek. The past few summers it has gotten worse and worse. The water mint is clogging up the flow of the creek and gets so thick I ...
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Do I need CO2 to grow aquarium plants?

I'm looking at growing some aquarium grass to entertain my fish. The instructions that I read keep talking about CO2 injection. Will my aquarium plants grow with out adding CO2? How do I add it?
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Why can't dry soil absorb water well?

I have often heard that particularly dry soil cannot absorb water well. This was often associated with flooding after a long dry drought. I couldn't really imagine it, but yesterday I saw for myself ...
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How should I design a horseradish bed?

I'm building a horseradish bed with the Back to Eden method about 2 feet above the water line (floods every 5-10 years) along a creek. Will this be enough room to grow good sized horseradish roots?
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Searching for ground water

I am unsure if this question is being asked in the correct community, but I will ask anyways. I would like to attempt to build a well-type structure in a woodland area. This woodland is mainly ...
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Flowers that grow in wine glass bottles filled with soil and/or water?

What flowers would be able to grow inside of a glass bottle filled with water? The glass bottle can also be filled with some soil, but they would need to grow in the bottle. We live in the ...
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Why do plants need water?

Might seem like a stupid question at first, but let's think about this for a minute. Obviously, the living tissues contain some water, but it seems negligible compared to the quantities that plants ...
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should water going through compost come out sudsy (like soap suds)?

I have a composting chamber (similar to a miracle grow container but goes in 1 side and out the other) be sending out water that seems a little sudsy on the output side?
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amendments to soil to make it hold LESS water?

I have some potting soil that I'm using for a self watering planter. It's peat moss based, and I see some perlite in it. I notice that it's wicking too much water (too wet). I tried the 2 knuckle ...
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Trees for southern Idaho/northern Utah mountain environment

My goal is to find trees that would survive in the fairly harsh climate of the mountains of northern Utah/southern Idaho (near Bear Lake). Being in the mountains, it is around 7,000 feet. The trees ...
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Weep holes in garden retaining wall

I have a garden (20 x 20 feet) which has a retaining wall of nearly 10 feet on two sides. The garden has a gradient and slopes about 1 to 2 feet towards the retaining walls from the highest point ...
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Should i use rocks in a (VERY) large container for gardening? (no drainage)

Alright so, i"m starting a large project and i have two current plans, i"m not very sure which to go with. I'm extremely new to gardening I'm in coastal north carolina, lots of rain. For my eagle ...
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Good plants, trees and grass to grow in order to lock the ground together

I have an "island" consisting of recycled plastic bottles and old wooden pallets. ------------- <- Wooden pallets ooooooooooooo <- Bags of bottles The "island" is on a fresh water lake located ...
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Can these plants survive spring floods?

A maintenance company planted several plants just besides the river bank, actually in the area that is under the water for a week or several weeks in the spring (sometimes this repeats several times ...
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Dwarf water lettuce turning white and yellow

My water lettuce are dying as seen in this picture: . It is in my pond and I have had around 2 sq meters of lettuce. It was growing rapidly but recently it has developed these symptoms and is dying. ...
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What wild water plant is this? Is there a domesticated versions?

I saw this plant in a swamp in central Maine, USA. I think it is a type of wild hyacinth. Are there domesticated versions? Anyone know how to grow one in a large planter pond? The spear shaped ...
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Standing Water with sidewalk surrounded

The last few days we have had a lot of rain, most of which pooled up to my house foundation. I've managed to divert most of it temporarily to a location further from my house, but it's still an issue. ...
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Rooting Bougainvillea in water?

How long does it take for bougainvillea to grow roots in water? How long should they be before I transplant?
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Should I give up on these Dill and Rosemary seeds?

I'm a total amateur to potted plants, as I'm living in my own apartment (in NYC) for the first time and I used to live in a rural area. I bought some flower pots, miracle gro starting/seedling mix, ...
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Are my hoses safe? [duplicate]

We recently got some Apex 25-foot long (½-inch in diameter) blue hoses from Walmart that are supposed to be safe for drinking purposes. However, when I first turn it on in order to water my plants and ...
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Vegetable Grow time and watering Info Table

I am building garden monitoring application and would like to find lists with growing time time to water period to plant of at least the basic vegetables
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Holding water and good drainage contradiction?

I've looked at some youtube videos, where they say that mediums such as vermiculite allow good drainage, but also have great water holding capabilities. I am newbie gardener, and to me, this is ...
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How can I root honeysuckle in water?

Okay so I've done this a couple times but it never seems to work. I've tried doing it just in water but it died of transplant shock and too little sun. Then I've tried outside in soil (topping soil I ...
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Retaining wall and water management in a tight space

I'm buying my first house very shortly, and as expected it has some problems. One of the big ones is water management around the garage. There is already water damage inside the garage so I want to ...
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Making a drywell, without the “drywell”

I am planning some landscaping which would see the addition of a small garden in my yard. On two sides it would be surrounded by a crushed rock barrier strip 1' wide. I was hoping to use this 1' wide ...
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Are there species that thrive in non-draining pots?

I have a new opening in a pot without drainage where my spider plant resides, which I've decided to move to a more suitable pot for it. I'd like not to leave the old pot empty, but also not to have ...
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Aquatic plants growing conditions

I am a beginner gardener. I wanted to know if aquatic plants can grow in a small (100 x 10 x 10 inch) outdoor water tank filled with clean tap water? Also, does the water have to be treated in any way?...
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Can drained water from potted plants be used again to water another house plant?

I'm wondering if it's okay to use water that has drained through a houseplant to water another plant. Is it safe for both the other plant and the soil? What I mean is that we use at least 500ml (2 ...
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zanthoxylum piperitum 5 years old bonsai watering and care?

I already read this great answer about water a bonsai, which was very helpful, but I'm very confused and I would love some help, as my previous bonsai died drowned and I don't want that to happen ...
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How to deal with water pooling on lawn

I have 3 areas on my lawn where water pools when it rains. My soil is clay and the water takes a long time to be absorbed into the ground. One of these area is bordered by a planting bed and patio, ...
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Tillandsia (air plants) Turning Black and Dying After Watering

I live in a northeast Connecticut boarding school, and have ten tillandsias on the windowsill of my dormitory room. I cannot collect rain water for them because I have no tools to do so, so the water ...
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What kind of grass can grow up in water

I want to make something like this vase made from an incandescent light bulb: But I wonder what kind of grass can I put in which will not rot?
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What's this submerged, lelly like plant that propagates sideways called or what are similar plants

I ran into a picture of an aquarium that I plan on buying and it contains a type of plant that I've never seen before. I really like it. Does anyone know what it is, or can anyone recommend a similar ...