Reasons Why Your Plants Are Not Growing






Plants and trees are the true friends of human beings. They provide us the oxygen, fruits, raw material, shadow and many more things.

Plants creates a different positive kind of vibes when we put them in our home and in return we care for them, we try our best to keep them green

But what if, even after too much efforts, they are not growing, it hurts a lot. Isn't it ?

There are some reasons why your plants are not growing, which will help you to keep your plants happy.

Lack of water or too much of water 


It is all about balance and watering your plant according to the requirements and how they grow

For example 

Tomatoes need little watering when they are young. When they are growing, they like to be flooded then allowed to dry out until they start to wilt a bit. This causes them to sink deep roots into the soil and become strong plants.

Leafy vegetables requires regular watering.

Plants in pots require more regular water  to keep them cooler in summer.

So, first search about the requirement of your plants before watering the.

Wrong season to plant  



As with all the plants, there is a ideal time to plant.

Citrus are best planted in September when the ground is warming up

Vegetables should be planted in their recommended seasons to be the most successful.

Check the suitable time before planting. Out of season planting could mean plants go straight to seed or do not have enough time to fruit. Germination may also be frustrated by soil that is too cold.

Wrong place to plant


Plant labels usually give you a good guide to position of planting, for example, full sun, part shade or shady position. 

When you have brought them, keep them with the pot where you intended to plant them. Observe for some days.

If you find that they are not growing there, you can keep them somewhere else.

   Impoverished soil


Soil is not a lifeless medium but rather an abundance of organisms and soil life that all play a part in the health of the biosphere and will determine whether life is sustained or not.

So how can we turn the lifeless soil into fertile one.

Clear the area of weed growth and spread a thick layer of mulch. This can be straw, pea straw or another type. Sprinkle a few good handfuls of chicken or cow manure over the straw and water in the straw and manure.


Plants attacked by pests


The three golden rules to pest and disease management are observe, observe, observe. One of the best times to find insects eating our young plants is at night, that is why good gardeners take the time to go out an investigate the nocturnal creatures that do the damage.

Another way to observe is to see how the pest attacks the plant, as this will give us a better idea of what is eating or sucking it. For instance, a chewing insect will leave bite marks while a sucking insect will leave a honey dew secretion, which is sticky on the leaf.

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