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Well-drained soil
Well-drained soils - typically light soils but also those which are well-cultivated and not waterlogged.


Provide . Too much moisture can cause bulbs to rot. "Daffodils will take more moisture than most bulbs," says Scott Kunst of Michigan's Old House Gardens Heirloom Bulbs.

Well-drained soil is a must. Moist soil is good; soggy soil is not. Collected water or puddles will kill lilies even faster than it will other bulbs.

is essential for lilies! So avoid or improve clay soil, or plant in raised beds. If it's also fertile and humusy, that's ideal. Although adaptable, most lilies prefer soil that's slightly acid.

Well-drained soil.
Rotate crops.
Viruses (tobacco mosaic, cucumber mosaic) — yellow mottling or streaking of leaves, distortion and dwarfing.
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A is a must for all types of vegetables, so cover the bottom of the container with crock or coarse gravel. This keeps the plants from getting "wet feet."
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A well-drained soil will prevent the bulbs from rotting in cool weather.

In , dig holes as deep as the root ball. In poorly-drained heavy clay soil, dig holes one to two inches shallower than the root ball. Cover the exposed root ball top with mulch.

Needs well-drained soil overwinter.
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Given , sunflowers bloom all summer in every zone. Cut newly opened flowers; scald stem ends in boiling water.
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Loose, well-drained soil with a generous amount of organic material is ideal for potatoes. Garden compost makes an excellent soil amendment to mix in after deep digging. Compost keeps the freshly fluffed up soil from recompacting.

Soil. A with rich organic materials is an ideal soil for planting turmeric.

What Is Well-Drained Soil?
Soil types can vary widely from region to region. Even within a small, geographical area, natural conditions may affect soil consistency.

Choose a , loose and rich in organic matter. Locate purchased transplants in early May in a bright sunny location. Set plants six (6) feet apart. Individual plants make an interesting addition to flower gardens.

Plant in well-drained soil and at the proper depth. Monitor plants and environmental conditions to determine irrigation need and frequency. Avoid overwatering by irrigating less frequently.

Plant in ! If soil is heavy, add roughage such as pine bark mulch (Make sure it's ground BARK not ground WOOD).
Do not over water, esp. in clay soil. This can lead to root rot.

Grows best in well-drained soil but needs to be kept moist. Water deeply when soil dries out on top.
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Given a moist, , the silver maple can be expected to do well. Because this species normally grows in floodplains and along waterways, it is well-adapted to swampy, acidic conditions and can tolerate soil pH as low as 4.0.

Plant in sandy well-drained soil.
Water weekly. Pineapples, like most Bromeliads, prefer water in their vase-like tops.

Ginger likes a , so Tino turns the soil well and adds plenty of compost. He plants the tubers with the eyelets just poking out of the ground. He then adds a layer of mulch to protect the new shoots from frost.

Using organic, well-drained soil will help ensure that they will grow to their full potential. A Dwarf Burning Bush needs plenty of watering to become established, but requires little pruning.

Soil Type Key
D=dry,
M=moist, but not wet, soil
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Peas like rich, well-drained soil. They benefit from a little nitrogen fertilizer at planting time, because it takes several weeks before the root nodules are able to produce nitrogen.

Plant bulbine in . While it's drought-tolerant and prefers dry locations, the plant flowers better when given an occasional watering during very dry or hot summers.
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Corn prefers warm, well-drained soil, so planting in raised beds may be one way to.
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Beets prefer loose, s but will tolerate a wide range. Remove stones and debris since this will hinder growth. In high clay soils, add organic matter to improve soil structure and to help avoid crusting after rainfall.

All herbs require a well-drained soil. If your soil is moist and has high clay content then you will need to plant your herbs in pots or raised beds. However, clay soils can be amended by adding mulched up leaves and manure.

Aloe Vera requires a and a sunny position. Plants are tolerant of poor soils with low nutrient value, and will grow in rocky nutrient deficient, almost desert-like locations.

soil-well-drained Well-drained soils allow water to move through reasonably quickly and not stand and pool. Puddles will not last longer than an hour or two.

Place your sunflower seeds two inches deep in fertile, . Your seeds will germinate quickly (7-10 days) and you should thin your seedlings to one every 1-1/2 foot.

As with all the other fungal and bacterial diseases better air circulation, well-drained soil, dry leaves, and less water help prevent this condition. Never mist a plant if leaf spot is suspected.

with a pH around 6.0 to 6.2 is ideal. To avoid verticillium wilt, don't plant in sites where raspberries, strawberries, or solanaceous plants (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, etc.) have grown before.

Soil: Chamomile prefers hot, dry, sunny sites; normal to sandy, well-drained soil is preferred.
Moisture: Average to dry
Condition: Full Sun to part shade
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Camomile needs an open, sunny spot and . If your soil is heavy, improve the drainage by incorporating organic matter or grit. The plant will struggle in heavy clay or light, very stony soil and does not do well in too much shade.

For the best results, bulbs need porous, well-drained soil that has been enriched
by adding a generous amount of compost, peat moss or other organic matter.

The plants prefer an open but not exposed site, fertile, , with the benefit of well rotted compost or manure dug in.

The dwarf iris is a plant that likes sunny locations with well-drained soils to best produce its spring flowers. The dwarf iris is planted and propagated through dividing the rhizomes of the plant.

*Keep plants healthy: , proper nutrients & pH, adequate moisture, correct variety for KY, & sunny location.
*Adhere to planting date recommendations.
*Find resistant varieties.
*Control pests when they are young.

Roses grow best in sites with full sun, well-drained soil and good air circulation. Plant roses with the graft union (if there is one) one to two inches below the soil line to protect the graft from our severe winter temperatures.

Cultivation requirements: does best in light, rich, ; requires full sun and a sheltered location; do not overwater and allow the top 1 inch (2.5 centimetres) of soil to dry-out between waterings; ...

See also: See also: Drain, Plant, Soil, Flower, Spring

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