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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.

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

Culture: Prefers full sun to part shade and a well-drained soil. This plant does not tolerate wet sites. Bulbs can be planted in spring or fall.

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, well-drained soil; 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; ...

When deciding where to site your herb garden remember that herbs prefer a light, well-drained soil. They need a warm, sunny position but make sure that there is natural shade near the bed. Some herbs need a little shelter from the hot sun.

Select a full-sun location with deep, well-drained soil. Blueberry, currant, gooseberry and wineberry plants will produce a partial crop if grown in partial shade. The soil pH should be in the 6.2 - 6.

The daylily thrives in rich, well-drained soil, however it can also handle a wide range of conditions and will tolerate poor soil. A full sun position is best to ensure strong growth and good flowering, however a small amount of shade is acceptable.

A popular plant grown for potpourri, Lavender likes to grow in full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy in zones 6-9, this plant reaches a height of up to 20 inches and a width of up to 24 inches. Bees thoroughly enjoy the pollen of Lavender.

herbs commonly grown come from warm climates and demand well-drained soil
conditions, mulching in the usual way with well-rotted garden compost or peat to
suppress weeds is not practical. Fine grit or pea shingle can be used as mulch and is ...

Choose a spot that gets plenty of sun and has well-drained soil.
Dig the soil to one good spade's depth a few weeks before planting.
Mix in some organic compost or old manure and some Dynamic Lifter Advanced for Tomatoes.

One note to make with salvias is that nearly all do much better with well-drained soil, otherwise they are susceptible to winter rot. Most will bloom better with regular watering, but the soil needs to drain well in between.

Choose a site with well-drained soil in full or partial sun.
Plant the bulbs one foot apart with their necks protruding from the soil.
Keep the soil evenly moist.
Apply a balanced fertilizer every other month during the spring and summer.

They bloom during the summer season and prefer rich, well-drained soil. The flower has also been known to flourish in sandy soils due to their tropical origins. In more temperate climates, the flower pot should be submerged up to an inch.

Shade lovers, Pulmonarias or lungworts do best in rich, well-drained soil that is kept moist. Foliage is marbled, mottled, or dappled with spots in white or silver.

Use soil amendments to produce well-drained soil. Use disease-free plants. Avoid overhead irrigation and water early in the day, no later than 11 a.m. Remove diseased plants as soon as possible. Space plants to promote good air circulation.

Needs bright light and well-drained soil. Plants are not long-lived and may need replacement every few years. Other forms of thyme are also useful and attractive. Mother-of-thyme is a prostrate-growing species only a few inches in height.

Another requirement is a well-drained soil, but they can tolerate almost any type of soil as long as it has really good drainage. The soil should be well maintained for nutritional elements, and any problems corrected prior to planting.

Outdoors, these plants prefer full sun and fertile, well-drained soil. Indoor tickle me plants should be placed in a bright or partially sunny location of the home.

Lavender: Lavender is a fragrant herb that requires well-drained soils. If you have average soil or clay-like soil, lavender will not thrive unless it's elevated on a small mound to facilitate proper drainage.

1. A generally fertile and well-drained soil, containing clay, sand, and a significant amount of decomposed organic matter. 2. Any soil.
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It is usually grown from cuttings and likes a well-drained soil and sunny position. It can be easily bought from garden centers and nurseries.
Dried lavender flowers are used in pot-pourri and put into sachets to scent clothes.
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How to grow: Plant thyme in light, well-drained soil, preferably alkaline and full sun. In summer prune frequently. Protect thyme in very cold weather. Thyme can be grown indoors in containers.

Moist well-drained soil is a must for most varieties. This sounds difficult, but it means to not let the soil dry out completely but don't get it too wet. Thoroughly water if necessary and then let it become almost dry.

Check the pH level, condition and drainage of the soil in the borders. Plants need humus rich, well-drained soil. Thoroughly weed the borders and feed with compost, well-rotted manure or a general fertiliser.

Lawns and vegetable gardens need irrigation, several hours of full sun and level well-drained soil.
Limit lawn areas to locations where you need them.
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Acacia
This small tree is grown for its foliage and small flowers. The varieties range from tender to frost hardy and they need full sun and a well-drained soil.

yew - A medium sized evergreen shrub, maturing at roughly 5' tall by 10' wide with a slow growth rate. Yews like full sun to full shade and well-drained soils.

Each rhizome should be positioned horizontally over a small mound in a shallow hole. Fill the hole with soil that allows for good drainage. Because soft rot can occur when rhizomes remain moist for prolonged periods, well-drained soil is typically ...

When tree growth continues past mid summer, the likelihood that late season infections will overwinter increases. Orchards should be established on well-drained soils, avoiding low, frost-prone or potentially water-logged areas, ...

Marigolds love full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Add general purpose fertilizer once a month.
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See also: See also: Drain, Plant, Soil, Flower, Spring

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