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Dwarved plants/not growing?

Posted by xenofenix La/ Zone 9 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 17, 10 at 7:34

Before planting, I had mixed a mixture of Peat Moss and Topsoil, no fertilizer added. This particular area gets morning-noon sun and no evening sun. It contains a lot of water due to not having gutters. Plants will grow closer to the edge but will NOT grow anywhere else, they remain small and eventually die. I'm not sure what's going on? I'm not saying its ridiculously wet, but it does hold moisture for a long time due to not being able to go anywhere else.

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RE: Dwarved plants/not growing?

1) fertilizer (Nitrogen) neeeded for growth
2) choice of plants important
3) peatmoss retains water
4) plants get oxygen through the roots ... water reduces pore space & therefore the amount of oxygen avaible to the roots. hence poor growth & death
5) sand. perlite. gypsum, increase pore space & improve drainage
5) wet soil promotes fungal growth & root rot etc...

RE: Dwarved plants/not growing?

Thank you!

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