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.

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Haworthia fasciata “Zebra Plant” and water?

I'm posting here a picture for my Haworthia Fasciata, and it's in water for 7 days until now. What I've read in blogs and comments of people, is that this plant doesn't support over-watering, but ...
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Does the deep watering method work for all types of plants?

I recently heard about the deep watering method working for tomatoes, and was wondering if it also works for things like egg plant, and jalapenos.
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My Watering System Tap Timer is leaking - how to fix? What part is missing?

Got home a few days ago and my Tap Timer was flooding the garden :( I'm stuck trying to figure out what is actually wrong, though. The product is a Holman's Bluetooth Tap Timer. Here is a video of ...
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String drip system while summer away for 1 month

Is it suitable to string drip while summer? I am away for 1 month in April. I have 10 pots in my garden. so I decided to create string dripping. But is this suitable? If not, then what is the best ...
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What should I do before using dried up bagged potting soil?

I bought potting soil (good stuff) a year ago. Since then the bag dried out. What can I do to get it moist again? Should I just water it?
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White spots and patches that look like mold in water tank used to water plants automatically

When I leave for multiple weeks I leave an automatic water pump to water some of my more needy plants. When I returned, I noticed there were white patches on the water pump, as well as on the surface ...
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Flourishing Venus Flytrap: Special needs?

I've been having a venus flytrap plant (actually, 3 plants in the same pot) for about 8 months. It was greeh and healthy, but about 4/5 months ago (summer here in Spain) it started to become black ...
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Why isn't my self-watering planter wick carrying water all the way up beyond the dirt line?

I am trying to make a self watering planter, with a reservoir at the bottom. It has 4 polypropylene ropes (0.25 inch) which are supposed to wick water up toward the dirt. The water is about 1 foot ...
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Newer watering system lacks pressure

A couple years ago I had someone repair and replace front yard yard watering rubber piping with pvc, and replace drip system lines. He did not put heads on the drip lines. I have noticed that the ...
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Another dying Meyer lemon tree

I have two potted Meyer lemon trees, both about 20 years old, in 14" pots. I live in Rhode Island, so the trees are outside from May to October, then in a west facing, roughly 70 degree kitchen, with ...
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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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Why are my anthurium leaves rapidly turning yellow?

My white anthurium had been sitting in the entrance way with frosted glass (and therefore receiving diffused light) from last June to this January (Northern hemisphere). It was doing perfectly fine ...
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Rainbird DIY vs Professional irrigation system

I want to install an irrigation system. It seems that their are 2 options. Rain Bird ETI A legit controller, valves, and a valve box. I don't understand why anybody would choose to do option number ...
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Mixed ground covers - best care

I e got mixed ground covers planted around stepping stones. The area is not walked on that much. The ground covers seem to die every so often. I’m interested in care for these as I feel sometimes ...
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When is the winter period for plants kept in a country with no winter (or a constant room temperature)?

Reading up on how to care for a Mammillaria Elongata Cactus I see it mentions such things as suspending watering in winter for best care (and to encourage better flowering) the preferred time to re-...
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Does a sprinkler or spray nozzle increase the PSI exerted on a garden hose?

I am looking to buy some garden hoses and I want to be sure they will be strong enough to use with a sprinkler, spray nozzle, or drip irrigation system if I buy one in the future. My water pressure ...
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Should I account for seasons when growing inside only?

My indoor plants are fairly disconnected from the outside: the temperature and humidity are controlled and they are under strong artificial lights 18h/day. Should in any way care about seasons? For ...
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Maintaining Moisture in an Above Ground Bed

Brand new to gardening. Recently setup a 3.5'x4' above ground garden with some herbs, peppers, and tomatoes. Ground soil is mostly sand (Living in Orlando, FL). How do I ensure the bed maintains ...
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Peace lily wilted inexplicable

I have a peace lily in my office at work that gets low indirect natural light, in addition to bright white fluorescent light. I have had it for about 12 months now. I have not potted it up, and it ...
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Should I try planting my plant in soil?

I cut a piece of basil and put it inside a vase originally for pure decorative purposes but now I see that it has started to grow roots and it still looks relatively healthy to me. I change the water ...
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Advise from experienced farmers

I don't know whether I should ask this question here or not, but I could not find any stackexchange website related to agriculture, so I found this website most near to agriculture, and I think that ...
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Can I prevent the leaf loss from my fern?

I’ve had this house Fern for around two months, and made every attempt to keep it healthy. It had been put in a slightly larger pot with pebbles at the bottom to help the water drain. I ensure the ...
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Blueberry bush not looking very lively

I have been growing a blueberry bushes and am not sure that I am having much success. The plant doesn't appear to have done much since it was planted and just appears to be slowly loosing leaves and ...
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Automatic Watering System for VERY small pots and seedlings?

As the title suggests, I'm currently germinating a bunch of lemon balm seeds in an egg carton. I heard they grew better uncovered so I didn't cover them, however, they seem to dry out rather quickly, ...
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How much accumulated rain within 24 hours is considered a “normal” watering for grass?

We have a fairly extensive home auto setup at our home. Included is a Netatmo Rain Gauge. All APIed to our RaspberryPi running openhab. One of the parameters we are able to pull from the api is ...
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Can I put a one minute delay on my hose so I don't get wet when the sprinkler turns on?

All I want is a water timer with about a 1-minute delay for those times that I have to run away after starting it and still get wet. Like when I'm ready to go to work and don't want those clothes to ...
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What's the best way to water an orchid that grows on coconut husk?

I have and it grows on coconut husk. I tried to water it, but seemed like the coconut husk didn't keep the water too long to make the orchid stays humid. So I came up with and idea to make self ...
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Why are the leaves on my money tree droopy? [closed]

The leaves on my money tree (pachira aquatica) are green and droopy. I do not water it often. I don't have it indirect sunlight. Is it not getting enough light? Also if i wanted to repot what brand ...
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Drip watering system drains water tank with inactive pump

I have a 200 litre water tank on my balcony with a submersible pump at the bottom and a hose + drip system attached. Pump is supposed to automatically switch on twice a day while we're on vacation. ...
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Building a dam in a bed

I put my peppers and cucumbers in the same bed, and it appears that I am overwatering my peppers. It'd be preferable to not remove any plants, as I don't have room. Is there an advisable way to build ...
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What is killing my bell peppers. Holes in leaves and blackened

I live in Montreal Québec and have planted bell peppers in a new raised bed. All was well for two weeks and then the leaves started to cup, develop holes and now are now starting to have black marks ...
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Will a Hibiscus recover having dropped all its leaves?

Will a Hibiscus recover having dropped all its leaves? In the hot UK weather this year a hibiscus I recently planted out has lost all of its leaves. At first it got a bit dehydrated but then I kept ...
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Venus Flytrap: repot, sun and water

I am a proud new owner of my very first Venus Flytrap (I came into the store to get some cute flowery plants, but I came out with this beauty instead :D) I am not sure if this is only one plant or ...
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Self watering pot with no hole

I bought myself a little Bonsai the other week from a local gardening place. The Bonsai is in a little 'self watering' pot according to the label (which I have since discarded). Its a normal pot, ...
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How long should the soil for succulents stay moist?

How long should the soil for succulent plants stay moist? I know you are only supposed to water the succulents once the soil is dry, and that succulent roots can rot if they are too wet, but how long ...
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Why are the leaves on my drawf mandarin curling? over-watered?

I just bought this dwarf mandarin tree a week ago and planted it in a pot and the leaves are starting to curl already. I have been looking every day but they seem to be getting worse. I'm wondering ...
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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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How to position water mesh filters?

Is it important for at what angle I mount a mesh water filter? What positions are acceptable? Details: this is connected to urban potable water tap from in an area with medium hardness water. The ...
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Why is my cactus getting long spindly arms

We've had this cactus along with 4 others for nearly 2 years and it's been transplanted to cactus soil and watered and kept in a warm sunny spot and now it's drooping badly. Has anybody got any advice ...
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What to do (after two weeks) with a waterlogged pot plant?

See here for question about what I should have done at the time: What to do (immediately) with a waterlogged pot plant? TL;DR What should I do now, given that I suspect that I've created a plant pot ...
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What to do (immediately) with a waterlogged pot plant?

See here for question about what I should do now: What to do (after two weeks) with a waterlogged pot plant? TL;DR What should I have do, immediately, if I suspect that a repotted plant pot is ...
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Is it possible to over-water a fruit tree?

Is it possible to over-water a fruit tree? What are the signs of over-watering a fruit tree?
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Watering plants with soaked forest soil

I am thinking of mixing forest soil with water and water plants with that. I was hoping that nutrients from soil would get released into the water, so in effect, fertilize the soil. I am not aware ...
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Is it possible to overwater tomatoes growing in a dry climate?

Is it possible to overwater potted tomatoes growing in a dry climate? What are the signs that they are overwatered? Are these tomato plants over-watered? Does it have blight? Is something else wrong, ...
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How to save a Fern which most leaves have dried out

I bought a small Fern (Nephrolepis Exaltata) back in January. Within 1-2 weeks all of the leaves, except for 4, became brown and eventually fell. I believe this happened due to lack of watering/...
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Can you use the leftover water from watering one plant to water other plants?

After watering a potted plant, the tray the pot is on sometimes has a significant amount of leftover water in it. It's usually got some soil in it and occasionally gets a light tea color to it. Can ...
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To water or not to water a plant right before near frost temps in mid-Spring?

Is a plant, whether in the ground or in a pot outside, more resistant to frost damage when it's soil is drier or freshly watered? context: mid-Spring right as hardwood trees are budding. I'm mainly ...
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Cayenne pepper plants has spotted leaves? What's the cause?

I've been growing Cayenne pepper plants for a while now on my windowsill. They seem pretty healthy, tall, green and they're starting to flower! But some plants leaves are starting to spot. It's like ...
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Why is my palm tree not coming back to life?

It's been yellow like this since the winter and no amount of water can make it green. What's the problem here?
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Raised bed soil repairing

I moved into a new house where there was an aluminum raised bed. Let us call this bed A. I made a wooden bed 10inches deep. Let us call this bed B. Bed A was there before I came and the soil looked ...

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