Give Them the Right Amount of Light
The amount of light depends on the plants you are growing, so we suggest doing research on the specific plants you are growing, or you can reach out and ask us!
Don’t Drown Your Plants
Over-watering is a common mistake, and you will want to make sure the plant actually requires water now or if it should wait until later. Here are some ways to see if it’s time to water:
- Soil probe – This probe will draw out soil, which will help you understand how dry the soil is below the surface.
- Moisture meter – This tool tells you, on a scale, how dry soil is.
- Lifting the plant up – Heaviness signifies the plant has enough water, but lightness signifies the plant is dry.
- Wilting – Wilting typically happens because the plant is not getting sufficient water. Lift the plant to see if it is light in weight or if it’s heavy.
- Tipping – If the leaf edges begin browning and are crispy to the touch, the plant likely needs water. If the leaf edges are becoming brown but feel mushy, the plant has likely gotten too much water.
- Yellow leaves – Yellow leaves may also signify that a plant has too much or too little water, but this is not always the case.
Check The Pot
If your plant is getting too big, it's drying out faster than usual, or you see roots poking out of the drainage holes, then you will need to replant it into a larger container.