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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. But he recommends adding a handful of sand at the bottom of planting holes to aid drainage.

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. Tiger lily and Henry's lily are two that thrive in neutral to alkaline soils.

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 ~ will prevent the bulbs from rotting in cool weather.
In areas with cold winters, you can plant bulbs as long as the soil is soft enough to dig a hole. However they will have more time to begin growing roots if planted before mid-November.

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 ~ 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, ~ 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.
Light. The area should be exposed to full sunlight at least 5 - 7 hours a day. If the place is shady, find a slight shade with sunlight exposure during the day.

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 ~ 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.
Do not plant too deeply. Plant at the same depth the hydrangea was planted in the pot. (see diagram below) ...

Garlic likes ~ 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 ~ 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 ~.
Water weekly. Pineapples, like most Bromeliads, prefer water in their vase-like tops.

All bulbs need ~, so if you have heavy clay, either dig in plenty of organic matter before you start or grow them in pots.

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.

Hyacinths need ~ 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. In most parts of the country, hyacinths will come back every year.
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Soil Type Key
D=dry, ~
M=moist, but not wet, soil
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Peas like rich, ~. They benefit from a little nitrogen fertilizer at planting time, because it takes several weeks before the root nodules are able to produce nitrogen.

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Chives like rich, ~ 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, ~, 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 ~. 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. French herbs especially need a lot of direct sunlight and regular watering.

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. This species is not very frost tolerant, but this is not a problem in Bali of course.

soil-well-drained ~s allow water to move through reasonably quickly and not stand and pool. Puddles will not last longer than an hour or two. soil-wet Wet soils will puddle during winter rains and the puddles remain for longer than one day.

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. Note that many species of sunflower produce a toxin in their roots that will inhibit the growth of other plants.

As with all the other fungal and bacterial diseases better air circulation, ~, 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.
Planting: Early spring planting is customary in most areas.

Soil: Chamomile prefers hot, dry, sunny sites; normal to sandy, ~ is preferred.
Moisture: Average to dry
Condition: Full Sun to part shade
Zone: USDA 4-9
Bloom time: Early to mid summer, and lasting through June and July ...

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, ~ that has been enriched
by adding a generous amount of compost, peat moss or other organic matter.
Regardless of which type of bulb you are planting, the entire planting site should be cultivated ...

The plants prefer an open but not exposed site, fertile, ~, with the benefit of well rotted compost or manure dug in. The bed must be kept weed free and the soil mulched to reduce water loss in summer and waterlogging must be avoided in winter.

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

Roses grow best in sites with full sun, ~ 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; pinch off flowers to keep the plant bushy; do not over fertilise.

When deciding where to site your herb garden remember that herbs prefer a light, ~. 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.

Artichokes will grow best in your garden with a sunny spot and deeply tilled, rich, ~s. for optimal growing conditions, the garden plot soil pH should be between 6.5 and 7.5.

Select a full-sun location with deep, ~. 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 - 6.8 range, except for blueberries which require a soil pH of 4.3 - 5.3.

A popular plant grown for potpourri, Lavender likes to grow in full sun and ~. 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 ~
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
quite effective.

Choose a spot that gets plenty of sun and has ~.
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.
In acidic soils (where azaleas grow happily) dig in some Yates Garden Lime.

One note to make with salvias is that nearly all do much better with ~, otherwise they are susceptible to winter rot. Most will bloom better with regular watering, but the soil needs to drain well in between. Some are considered drought-tolerant, and also do well in poor soil.

Choose a site with ~ 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.
Deadhead flowers to promote future blooming.

They bloom during the summer season and prefer rich, ~. 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, ~ that is kept moist. Foliage is marbled, mottled, or dappled with spots in white or silver. This woodland garden includes two blue-flowered lungworts: Pulmonaria Glacier and Pulmonaria Benediction.

Outdoors, Elephantipes suits most ~s and prefers fertiliser high in potassium and low in phosphorous. Branching can be stimulated by breaking the tip (heart) for consumption or pruning. It is salt-tolerant, tolerates mild frosts and is suitable for most areas of Auckland.

Needs bright light and ~. 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. Lemon thyme is also popular.

Another requirement is a ~, 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, ~. Indoor tickle me plants should be placed in a bright or partially sunny location of the home. While potted plants can be purchased, they're actually just as easy (and more fun) to grow from seed.

Lavender: Lavender is a fragrant herb that requires ~s. 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. But if you have really sandy soil, lavender will thrive.

How to grow: Plant thyme in light, ~, preferably alkaline and full sun. In summer prune frequently. Protect thyme in very cold weather. Thyme can be grown indoors in containers.

Moist ~ 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, ~. 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 ~.
Limit lawn areas to locations where you need them.
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Hardy and resistant to most diseases, they prefer full sun and ~. The leaves and young flowers are used as vegetables in India, West Africa and South America.

Although it is perennial, plants rarely live beyond a third season, when they decome brittle and fall apart. They prefer full sun and ~. Space plants at least 12 inches apart. The variegated forms are especially good to group together in containers.

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 ~.

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 ~s.

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, ~ is typically essential for growing iris.

Flowering Cherry Tree Some flowering cherry trees can grow to be quite tall so check your local gardening center for a smaller variety. Snow fountain grows up to 12' tall, while Sargent cherry grows 20' - 30' tall. Plant in full sun, in moist, ~.

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

Marigolds love full sun and rich, ~. Add general purpose fertilizer once a month.
Suggested Varieties: Petite Mix - A dependable flower for short season gardens
Little Hero Mix - This French Marigold is an extra dwarf and very vibrant.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Drain, Plant, Soil, Flower, Spring?

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