Wormwood
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Half garden grows the other half doesnt

Zone 3690 | Kirbird added on May 16, 2019 | Answered

We planted out our front garden about 8 months ago and there are some plants that have really thrived (wormwood, lavender, callistemon,) and the other half of the plants in the garden aren't much bigger than when we put them in the ground. They are only about 5m apart and also contain a wormwood and lavender, so the comparison is easy. So what can I do to help this? My husband wants to dig up the poor performing plants, mix in horse poo into the soil, and then replant the plants. But is there a less disruptive answer? Thanks

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 17, 2019

A few suggestions for you on this. I would rake up the dropped leaves; they can often spread diseases into the soil and your other plantings.
Then I would start with a simple soil test before amending your soil. This will save you time and most likely money to avoid guessing what it may need.
Your County Extension Office will help you with this for just a few dollars in most cases.
This link will help you find your nearest office.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

These articles have more information for you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/improving-garden-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/the-importance-of-soil-for-an-organic-garden.htm

Beautiful gardens, just a bit of tweaking and hopefully everything will be thriving!

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