5 signs of over-watering

I totally get it- you've grown that plant from seed, its your baby, you've cared for it and nurtured it. You don't want it to die and you want to give it everything it's ever wanted... and you may have given it a little too much water.

4 signs you may be over watering your plants:

Brown leaves

This could be down to the general plant health, but it could be a cause of over-watering. Check the soil levels below the surface. Often the top surfact can dry out and we think it needs more- this isnt always the case.

Wet and Wilted

If your leaves are wilting and the soil is wet then it's a strong sign you are over watering. Make sure you only water your plants when the soil (and just below the surface) is dry to the touch.

Yellow leaves.

If you have yellowing leaves and new growth falling from your plant then you could be over-watering. 

Root Rot

Roots are a big indicator when it comes to over-watering. We know that a huge amount of plants hate their roots sitting in water- this is becuase it can limit the ability of the roots to breathe, they will then drown and begin to rot. Plant root rot is a fungal disease that will cause the roots to turn grey, brown or slimy and will eventually cause the plant to wilt. If a plant has root rot it is best to remove it from any garden bed so it cannot spread the disease.

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