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My transplanted seedlings are all dying!

Lesson the first - plant more than you need, and hold some in reserve. If everything goes well, you have plants to give away. If things go wrong, you have spare plants. The transition from indoors, ...
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My transplanted seedlings are all dying!

Assuming it's transplant shock, and you haven't hardened them off, perhaps you could try putting some cloches over them to increase the humidity, and also floating row covers over the cloches to ...
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Peace lily wilted inexplicable

Go and get another pot and some potting soil (asap), turn the plant out of its pot, cut the rootball in half (a bread knife is great for this, or a sharp knife with a serrated edge), selecting an area ...
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Avocado leaves turn to brown at the middle

Bulrush is correct. Very few plants need to be watered every day. A better technique is to let the top inch of soil dry out and then water thoroughly until water comes out the bottom of the pot. ...
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Banana transplant not looking too good...help? water? light?

I'm concerned about the size of pot too, and it looks as if not all the potting medium has been watered properly, some looks very dry, some damp. Because of that, its hard to say whether the plant is ...
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Is there any hope left for my lemon seedling?

As you say, it's hard to tell the difference between overwatering and underwatering, as the symptoms can look the same. But it sounds like you fertilized twice in a month or two, with 1/4 cup of ...
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Why are the leaves of my french marigold wilting and causing the flower to droop?

The trouble is, this isn't an indoor plant, it's an annual bedding plant (Tagetes patula) - the thin stem is probably a result of lack of air movement around the plant (gently moving air helps to ...
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Why has my cantaloupe plant wilted within two hours of weeding?

I'm guessing stormy is right and the roots were just disturbed by the weeding (and/or an insect); and the sun caused the plant to wilt. Sun will do that to plants with disturbed roots. If you disturb ...
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How to restore wilted cilantro?

The trouble with supermarket herbs is, they're surrounded by a plastic bag which supports the foliage - when you remove that outer wrap, they often flop over completely. Usually, with basil and ...
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How to restore wilted cilantro?

Wilting is a sign of transplant shock; a severe change in environment, or damage to the roots, may cause issues like this, too. In your case, I'm thinking it's just not hardened off to your windowsill....
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Is it true that a flower can become stressed?

Yes. Plants can be stressed, it means that they are not grown under perfect conditions. There are many types of stress, a distinction can be made between biotic and abiotic stress. Biotic stress is ...
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Why are my jalapeño peppers wilting suddenly just at the very tips of the fruit?

Pictures would help on this, but the fruit tips showing distress is often an incipient indicator of blossom end rot in tomatoes, peppers and similar vegetable fruits is often a sign that there isn't ...
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Why has my bougainvillea lost almost all of its leaves?

Shock causes it to lose its leaves and flowers. The most common causes are low light levels, frost, and repotting. It sounds like the latter was the cause, and it's now recovered with leaves and ...
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Sunflower leaves wilting and yellowing

The cotyledon (the first leaf like green) will wilt and fade with time. That should be expected. That being said the other leaves are showing stress. There may more than one factor that is ...
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Why are the leaves of my french marigold wilting and causing the flower to droop?

From the info provided and the pics it's not under watering if anything over watering will cause the leaves to wilt and stay green also not enough heat/sunlight. Another thing is the pot sounds to ...
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Artichoke wilts at midday

Perhaps. How large is this pot? If it is less than 10 gallon pot forget it. I'd get your artichoke in a larger amount of potting soil in at least a 10 gallon pot and make sure you water very deeply. ...
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Why is my tea tree wilting?

You say you only planted it about 4 weeks ago, and the temperatures where you are have been high, reaching 80deg F in the afternoons, and that the Camellia does get afternoon sun. This is a watering ...
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Cucumber with bacterial wilt, what to do to save other plants?

I would first confirm that this bacterial wilt. Confirm the disease is present with the below test: Take a knife and slice open a stem along its length. If you see a substance resembling thick white ...
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Is a virus, or something else, causing my tomato leaves to become shriveled, yellow and wrinkled?

I am hearing a few problems you might be experiencing. The first is moving a plant from out of doors in full sunlight to the indoors with out acclimation and the same is true moving a plant from ...
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Spider plant soft discolored leaves

The reason it is lighter colored is because it has more light than where it was growing before. With brighter light, the plant doesn't need to produce so much green chlorophyll to grow. It looks ...
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Avocado plant wilting

Avocado does not like to have its roots disturbed at all. When moving from water to soil if you broke or twisted or bent any of the larger roots this will cause it to have a major headache. The best ...
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What's happening to my Ipomoeas?

The problem is you are watering them every day. You should only water plants when they need watering, not on any kind of schedule. As a general rule, you should water plants when the top inch of soil ...
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tomatoes withering and rotting

It actually looks a lot like a Torradovirus. I've been reading up on that lately, and it can result in the dark leaf edges and strange stuff on the fruit. I'm not sure if it contributes to fruit rot, ...
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New chilli plant is wilting and shriveling

Your pepper plant is perhaps what we might term "quite mature and tired". It has reacted to the move to your home as any old established creature might do, by showing some pain and ...
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Two of my potato plants stalks are wilting, but the other is not

It might just be damping off disease, which is a common ailment for young plants, if the soil or water is infected. Usually the plants that survive are fine. I would suspect a problem with your soil ...
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Peat Pellet Problem, Root bound after Transplanting

I have a similar story - I saw a recommendation online that talked about putting some peat mix in paper pulp egg cartons, sowing seeds in them and then planting out the separated egg cups with soil ...
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Why are my tomato leaves yellowing and withering?

It's a little hard to tell from your photos, but it looks like either an iron deficiency (the telltale sign of which is veins that remain green longer than the leaves), or a nitrogen deficiency (the ...
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Is a virus, or something else, causing my tomato leaves to become shriveled, yellow and wrinkled?

This could be TMV, as previous poster suggested. Very hard to know without a tissue sample because symptoms vary by plant type. However, I think I agree with you in that this is most likely ...
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Why are my cilantro plants wilting?

Good that you used potting soil, and the pot has drainage holes. However, we can't see the pot, so don't know how big it is, which might be a factor. If it's too large, trying to keep the roots of ...
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Why are my cilantro plants wilting?

This is a typical case of over watering. Once a day is too much unless you have high temperatures. It also looks like you do not have enough drainage in your compost. This leads to poor “particle ...
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