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

Provide well-drained soil. 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 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 well-drained soil 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 well-drained soil, 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 well-drained soil, 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 well-drained soil 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 well-drained soil, 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 well-drained soil! 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.

Garlic likes well-drained soil with lots of organic matter but not too much nitrogen. If your soil is acidic then add some lime and make sure your garlic patch is in full sun.

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, well-drained soil, 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 well-drained soil, 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.

Hyacinths need well-drained soil and full sun. Plant them 8' deep, and 2' or 3' apart, with the pointed ends up. After the flowers finish, let the foliage die naturally before removing it.

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, well-drained soil
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.

Chives like rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Add a slow-release fertilizer to the soil before or during planting. Keep faded blooms pinched back to promote leaf growth.

Corn prefers warm, well-drained soil, so planting in raised beds may be one way to.
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Beets prefer loose, well-drained soils 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 well-drained soil 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, well-drained soil. 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.

Well-drained soil 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.

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

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