i bought these shrubs already in pots but i want to transplant them into larger pots.
For ease, and to not have to build individual soils for each, I would recommend a mix of compost and potting soil. This, at a ratio of 1 part compost to 3 parts potting soil will provide enough nutrients to keep the plants happy until it is time to feed or repot.
I have a thirty-one year old fully grown Jade and a twenty-five-year-old ponytail. Each has been in their respective pots for some fifteen years. The Jade plant pot weighs in at some 300 pounds and I periodically trim it so it won't be unruly. The soil has never been replaced but I have fed the plant every other watering day. If I have to replace the soil I would likely break many of the stems. So how do I replace the soil? With regard to the pony-tail, how do I replace the soil or should I? Ira Katzin
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I'm just trying to make sure it's safe and not moldy.
I looked up the product online and it showed a photo of the soil and it doesn't have those white patches in it. I suggest returning it to the store for a refund.
These small white dots have been showing up on nearly all my plants, they only showed up recently and I've got no idea what they are or how to get rid of them.
The pictures don't show as clearly as I would like, but it looks to be perlite being exposed in the soil. Watering can remove a layer of peat, revealing some perlite. Feeling the texture, and inspecting closer will help you to get a better idea of what it is.
If it is not gritty, like the texture of perlite should be, then it could be a fungus. It would be very hard to identify a fungus from a single photo like this, though.
What is the best soil mix I can make on my own other than buy premix ones. I am going to grow Avocado tree, berries and other vegetables in pots. It is hard for me to find dark black soils near me. Thank you so much!
There are various ways to go about this! I will include several articles that will help you to get started:
to raise the height of my lawn. Or will I have drainage problems? If the above is not possible are there any other ways I can reuse the clay rather than get a skip etc. Thank you
Most people don't want clay soil. If you are going to use it, you would need to amend it to make it more porous and well draining. Here are some tips:
I have an area of our yard, right along the back property line, where the rain run off from several properties run through. It is supposed to run through our neighbors yard and into a storm drainage, but due to a hill on their property, it does not. Sometimes is is like a river flowing through there. We planted 4 river birches about 4 years ago but it has not made a difference. I would like to plant some water loving plants there mainly so I don't have to try to mow it and for appearances! I read about rain gardens and wondered if I can adapt that idea to work for us? This picture is from 3 or 4 years ago and during a heavy rain. It isn't usually this wet but the area by the 2 birch trees on the left is where it stays wet (even in the summer) making it impossible to mow that area and I wanted to plant something!! Our yard extends only about 2 or 3 feet past the river birches so you can see our neighbors yard is even worse. We tried to get developer or county to do something without success. The backyard neighbor is not part of my neighborhood so the builder would not take responsibility. Thank you!
Sure! Here are ideas on what to plant: