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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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Caladium plant leaves turn yellow

I have bought a Caladium Plant last week. When I was potting her, I accidentally cut a few roots. When I saw some of her leaves wilting I associated it with my clumsy hands. But just today I noticed ...
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Micro Drip Irrigation Backflow Filter (To Protect Pump)

I've installed micro irrigation, as: water butt > pump filter > Shurflo 30psi pump > 16mm supply pipe > 4mm pipe > emitters Have seen others mention dirt can enter the emitters & eventually ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Germinating ALL vegetable/fruit/ornamental seeds in water before planting in soil [closed]

Is it advantageous to germinate all your seeds in water till they sprout before planting in the soil? Or only some? If some, which ones and why? I have seen people do this online to tomato seeds ...
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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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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?