Soil Problems
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Flower box dirt killing petunias

Zone 95062 | peggylm98 added on June 12, 2017 | Answered

Why are my petunias dying just one week after planting? I put out Corkeys snail bait and gave a dose of miracle grow after planting. I noticed some white fuzzy dirt clods, like mold? Around the dying plants. Any ideas as to the reason for the destruction?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 14, 2017

Make sure the soil and container are well draining.
Soil should be moist, but never soggy. The mold may indicate excess moisture levels.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/petunia/petunia-container-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/petunia/petunia-plant-wilt.htm

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