Questions tagged [watering]

Questions about when, where and how much to water plants, about techniques for watering and about the equipment gardeners use to deliver water to their plants.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Portulaca / Moss Rose losing leaves near bottom half of plant

I've had this portulaca for 6 months. I keep it indoors as temperatures get very hot where I live (104 degrees +). I used to water it every 5 days, if it was still dry 2 inches below the soil. At ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Need help in Identifying this succulent and taking care of it

I was gifted this succulent plant about 10 days back. Need help in identifying the exact species of the plant. I live in Bangalore, India. If it helps. I searched online and found it to look similar ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Is this overwatered English Ivy beyond salvation?

This English Ivy has been left outdoor for a week. It rained quite a lot in the past few days and when i rescued it, the leaves were mostly brown. When the plant was kept indoor the foliage was pretty ...
1
vote
1answer
45 views

What does this plant need?

I spontaneously adopted this succulent from a shop. I've never grown a plant before. I learned what I could from videos and people and the internet. My request is for information, help me understand ...
1
vote
1answer
42 views

How much water to use for very large indoor pot?

A while ago I rescued a couple of large cast iron plants (Aspidistra) from a dumpster. The largest pot is 38cm in internal diameter, about 30cm deep. Even that pot is probably a bit small for the ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Can a dry macadamia tree be saved?

I have a 5 year old macadamia tree. So far I used to water it daily using a watering computer. But I was not at home for two months and the computer battery went off. When I came back, I saw that all ...
4
votes
4answers
76 views

Is watering a lawn wasteful?

I'm wondering since evaporation is 24/7. Does it really matter when you water? If I water in the heat of the day it may cool my yard down and such the evaporation may be less. Plus since it is a ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

How much water can you save with self-watering containers?

I live in a place with very limited water resources, making it difficult to grow food. So I thought I should give self-watering containers a go after reading that they can save a lot of water. But ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Kalanchoe wilting

I bought a kalanchoe around a month ago and have watered it very slightly once every 2 weeks. Recently the leaves have started to turn yellow, soggy and fall on the slightest touch. The soil though is ...
0
votes
2answers
27 views

Avoid fungus on top soil (indoor plant)

I’m growing some sweet potato vines inside my house out of a well-draining tin pot. Where the vines cluster together, naturally less sunlight reaches the top soil and I’ve got little white mould spots ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Problem with Climbing Aloe mid-stem drying up

I started this on my window sill 3 years ago. It was a lot bigger than current photo, had to cut off dying. The stems are drying up and dying. I did transplant and moved it from back yard (hotter) to ...
3
votes
0answers
27 views

“Dracaena reflexa” aka Song of India almost lost all its leaves

My Dracaena reflexa plant which I got a month back lost all its leaves. I have been watering only if the top soil is dry and have kept it in a window sill. Initial two weeks it was inside my living ...
4
votes
2answers
67 views

How to water very small plants correctly?

I have planted Parsley(one in the green pot) and some flowering plants in small pots indoors with holes at the bottom for drainage. I've seen small white pebbles recently which when I googled seem ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Dry plant is back to life

My plant went dry when the covid started, I couldn’t give it too much attention (but it has a drip irrigation) on how it went, but then I noticed it was all dry (not a single leaf). Some weeks ago, ...
2
votes
2answers
38 views

Big Max pumpkin leaves shrivel/go limp in hot afternoon, even with frequent waterings; how to stop this?

I have a Big Max pumpkin plant that sprouted in late June and has since taken off, with a lot of leaves, flowers, and pumpkin buds. I have been fertilizing it fairly often with a pretty balanced ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Areca Palm bottom watering question

I have read over-watering can be a problem however i haven't been able to find much of any info on bottom watering. I bottom water and things seem to be going just fine but I'm in search of a how-to ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

How to care for transplanted oaks?

I've recently dug up some small oaks from a friend's woods (they were on the outer edge in mostly shade). I'm confident I did some unintentional root damage while digging them up (at least the largest ...
1
vote
2answers
19 views

Watering new turf under ever changing condition

We laid new turf like 9 days ago. It has been turning green and each turf are growing in each other blurring the lines. Thanks to @bamboo , I been watering it twice daily n none in rainy days as uk ...
1
vote
2answers
35 views

Snake Plant's leaves drooping and curling

I've had a snake plant for about a year and its leaves started to curl and droop a couple of months ago (photos attached, the one with the window is where it normally sits). I typically water it every ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Outdoor potted Mango seedling leaves are shiny brown

I started seedlings from mango out and doing really well but worries since leaves are a mahogany brown color. Too much water, not enough water? Need fertilizer, if not when it does, what kind and how ...
4
votes
1answer
21 views

Why is my bristle bush learning

I cant seem to do anything with this. I tried to add a pic. It was sideways. Then it says I had to have words here. Well that removed my pic then the heading was too long. I just repotted and in did ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Drip watering 5m flower bed from downpipe

I have a 5m flowerbed at the front of my house that is under roof cover and so gets no direct rain onto it. Beside it is the downpipe from the roof guttering and I can't help but wonder if I could ...
3
votes
1answer
208 views

Fixing a stainless steel garden hose connector?

The picture below will describe this better than I can, but our 100 ft hose just blew apart at the faucet connection and it seems some piece that would go on the inside (maybe a rubber or plastic ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

The leaves on my peace lily are turning brown and yellow, the tips as well as the edges?

I got a peace lily plant from ikea a 5 months ago and ever since then the tips of the leaves are turning brown, or some of the leaves will turn yellow and then go brown form the outside in. I water it ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

Amount of sunlight and water for citrus tree

I got this the other day from the local plant shop. I have tried to inform myself how to take good care about it. I read that it is best to keep it outdoors if I can but right now I can't do that. I ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Am I propagating correctly? Urgent!

I got some peperomia antoniana cuttings that I really really do not want to die and I am trying to propagate them. I placed the ends of them in soil and they were standing up fairly well earlier but ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Corn plants breaking and falling

I have about 12 to 15 corn plants in my garden and it keeps breaking off about 6" - 12" from the ground and falling over. Some Google search indicates that it is not getting enough water. I ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

What kind of pump do I need for my giant rain barrel?

I have a giant rain barrel that holds 1,000 litres when filled. It was one of those industrial white cube barrels that are used for food. It was decommissioned and sold as a rain barrel. Anyhow, it's ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

Replacing drip pipe in raised bed

I have a half inch drip pipe in my raised bed that I use to connect emitters to for watering my vegetables. The pipe has worn off and I need to replace it. The attached picture shows the connection. ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Tips to start a siphon without getting a mouthful of water

I have spent the week setting up my water storage system including a1000L ICB, I am lucky that my allotment is next to one of the large communal water capture and storage areas and with heavy rain ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

First Plant - Hydrangeas Dying

Afternoon All, I was recently gifted two hydrangeas and haven't really taken care of a potted plant before. I was hoping to get some help to make certain that I'm not killing these plants. I ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Avocado leaves drooping

Why are my avocado’s leaves pointing down? I water it once a week and everytime i water it, the leaves raise up a little. Should I water it more often? I am afraid of rotting roots. Should I transfer ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Watering raised bed in southern California

I have a 2'x10' raised garden bed and I have planted tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cucumber, and herbs. I'm in zone 10 (southern California) and the garden gets at least 6 hours of direct sun. I do not ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

Where should the water holes be in an outdoor plant pot?

I have some balcony plant pots like these: They have no holes at the bottom, so I'm planning to drill holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom and causing rot. But as you can see there ...
3
votes
2answers
142 views

Snake Plant Wrinkles and Color Fading

I moved in February from Montreal to Toronto with my snake plant in a car (that's the first picture color and shape, the second and third picture to show the difference today). It was doing fine ...
2
votes
1answer
62 views

why are my plants all dying? cucumbers, spaghetti squash and flowers?

I just planted them last week, I watered them everyday until I saw that they were starting to die. some of the leaves are crispy, some of them are limp and soft. So I am not sure if I need to water ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Does bottom watering basil work?

I have a couple basil plants growing in pots. Normally I'm told that I should water it from the top and let it drain fully through the holes on the bottom of the pot. Can I bottom water these plants ...
2
votes
0answers
16 views

Watering a Four Seasons Lemon Tree

I think that I am having problems with watering on my lemon tree as well. Unfortunately, I don't know if I am overwatering it or under-watering it...It looks like it is underwatered as the new ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

Help me save my Variegated Rubber Plant 'Variegata' (Ficus elastica)

I bought this plant about 4 months ago. I repotted it form its original nursery pot to a larger nursery pot around 2 weeks later. Sometime after that, the bottom leaves started to get brown on the ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Mango Tree Young & Old Leaves Curling, Turning Crispy, Drooping, and Browning at the Tips

My tree is grown under a 2000W grow light a little over 3 feet away from the top of the foliage in 70F indoor weather. I figured I had a salt toxicity problem with my old clay pot full of salt all ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Why is my Cili padi peppers curling

I've noticed that my pepper leaves starting to curl and not grow. And the peppers that grow are not fully growing. I thought it was over watering, but I don't know.![Cili pida ]1
1
vote
3answers
78 views

What are the reasons against shallow pipes for popup sprinklers?

In each description I've seen for the installation of popup sprinklers, the pipe is being dug deep into the ground, below the lowest point of the sprinklers. I was thinking of making a pretty shallow ...
2
votes
1answer
39 views

Best course of action for this prayer plant?

With the COVID-19, we had to leave our office plants unattended for several weeks. We used to have healthy Maranta, but someone took it outside at some point and it rained a lot. The outer pot did not ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

why newly brought acera plam is turning yellow and corner of leaf is becoming wilt?

I brought acera plam three days back and placed it indoor near window, by which the plant gets sunlight after 1 pm. When i brought the plant the soil was just watered so I thought watering after a ...
1
vote
1answer
30 views

How far can water travel through garden hose and soaker hose?

The back left of our house and back right of our house has water spigets. We want to run a regular hose back left of house to back left of yard, about a 100 feet. That would then connect to a soaker ...
2
votes
0answers
52 views

Why are my cherry tomato sprout’s leaves yellowing and getting brown/gray spots?

This is my first year trying to grow cherry tomatoes from seeds in my raised garden bed. My 2 month old tomato sprout was looking super healthy until last week or so and it started getting yellowing ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

Coupling a fancy ceramic planter with a cheap plastic planter with drainage hole + wick to have a simple self watering system for houseplants

I am trying to come up with a simple self watering system which could allow me to extend the time between watering my indoor plants such as Snake, Lily, Yucca, Dracaena. This cause I am busy with ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

Please help save my dying Areca Palm

I bought my fully grown Areca palm 1 year ago. It was thriving until suddenly I’ve noticed the leaves are starting to dry out and also noticed brown spots on the stem. Not sure if they have always ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Am I overwatering my cherry & beefsteak tomato plants or do I have some kind of fungus?

I'm new to gardening and this is my first real try. I've grown some cherry and beefsteak tomato plants (and other veges) from seedlings and have had them growing for a month or so. Some of my tomato ...
3
votes
1answer
30 views

dracena mass cane is dying… I think? Can anyone give me advice?

I bought this mass cane from Ikea in Sept 2019. Since the day I bought it, the leaves were constantly turning brown. At first, I thought it was because I had given it tap water. Ek. I started over, ...

1
2 3 4 5
11