My philodendron plant aka Congo Rojo. The plant started well, it was nice and shiny when I purchased it. Anyway, lately I’ve been seeing these dots appear on the leaves and they look concerning (see image). The leaf that came out a week ago is much smaller than the previous leaves. From what I know about plants, that is not a good sign. The plant gets a lot of light as you can see from the pictures and I only water when it needs it. Any suggestion?
My birds of paradise have a similar story. The bottom leaves were yellow and dried so I had to cut those down. The other bottom ones are on the way. The new leaf growth has slowed down significantly.
Hello I got this congo rojo from nursery two weeks back and repotted it into a planter I got from Ikea. Its a self watering planter so it does not have drainage holes. I am trying to understand if this plant is healthy or not. one of the leaf that is coming out does not look healthy or seems to be dying.
Hello everyone! This is my first year with growing a garden! It seems to be doing pretty well but last two days I’ve found 3 dead birds in the garden. What do you think is happening? Is it something in the soil that I should be aware of? Please help me solve this
Also, I hope this is the correct group for this question. Couldn’t find one specific to “dead birds in garden”.
Roy Long wrote:Radishes grow at an exponential rate, I would say your radishes are looking great for how long they have been growing.
Keep in mind the 25 to 30 day grow time is based upon a fairly small immature root you can easily allow them to grow and extra 2 or 3 weeks to get a better sized root crop. You also have to keep in mind that cold overnight lows will slow the growth rate down a bit but when it warms up a bit in a week or two you will see a much faster growth rate. Radish plants can grow a radish root at an amazingly fast rate of speed.
I have grown a lot of radishes here as they are very cold tolerant and I have always had good luck with them. I plant mine good and early Jan-February direct seed sow and I am generally collecting radishes by early May and through to early June. We often still have overnight freezing in April but often warm up considerably in May sometimes up into the 70's and 80's which tends to make my radishes bolt. About half the years that I plant them I get few radishes to eat. I learned about 12 years ago that you can allow them to flower and go to seed and then collect basket fulls of the seed pods from them and eat those instead of the radishes. Not only do they make a very pretty addition to your garden with lots and lots of showy flowers the little seed pods are quite tasty.
The seed pods are kind of like a snow pea/stringless green bean in texture with a mild sweet peppery radish flavor to them. They are a very popular bar snack in Germany which is where I learned about the idea originally. I like the fact that I can literally get a small basket full per plant rather than just one singular small radish root. Anymore I eat most of them as radishes and then I leave a couple radish plants every square foot or so and then they grow into big 4 to 5 foot tall bushy plants covered in a thousand or more flowers each. I find the early radish flowers tend to be a favorite with bees and so I always make sure to grow some near and often in with my zucchini, squash, pumpkin and melons to help bring in the bees for better pollination.
Thank you so much Roy. This is really helpful information. Will definitely try out those seed pods. Excited!
Jen Fulkerson wrote:My thought was the weather. I have grown radishes year round in N. California, zone 9b, but once it gets hot, so do the radishes. In the summer I just throw a few seeds to be a beneficial, because they are to hot to enjoy.
So you are saying they are best planted when it gets hot out?
I am in Georgia zone 7b. It did get a chilly this whole week.
I did take them out last week to plant them in a bigger container (they were in smaller plastic cups prior to this) which gave the an hour of sunlight.
I also planted out two cucumber plants outside last week when I was upsizing the pots. Please see image below to see what they look like. They also have the yellow spots and its much more apparent on them.
I did watch a video online that says if the yellowing occurs it could be due to magnesium deficiency. Check that out here
Hi this is my first year gardening. My cucumber plants that I started from seeds are now approximately 5-6 inches tall. The problem is now I’m starting to see these yellow spots on the leaves and I’m wondering if they will make it this season. I’m planning to transplant them out end of April. Any advice on what I can do to save them or prevent what’s causing the yellowing?
I guess ill have to up on size. This is my first year planting, ever! based on my last frost date its safe to plant mid April. Again, i only know so much as its my first year and im still learning. Let me know if you have any more suggestions on what I can do.
I started my tomatoes and cucumber seeds indoors 7-8 weeks back. They are about a few inches tall now and stocky because I kept them under grow lights. I am going to plant them outside in about 2 weeks, around April 20th. I am in Zone 7B.
Some of the bottom leave are yellowing on both the tomatoes and the cucumbers seedlings. is that normal? also the edges of some of the cucumber leaves are yellowing. What might be causing this. I wanter them as needed and feed them with fish emulsion fertilizer once a week. Please take a look at the images and let me know if something isnt looking right. Thanks!
I had direct sown some breakfast radishes and some hailstone radishes on the 28th of March. its been a week and a half and they seem to be growing really really slow. Please check the pictures of my progress.
given they have harvest time of 25 days they should have been 4 times the size they are now. Can some one please advise on what might be going on? why aren't they progressing like they should?
I am getting ready to put my other seedlings in the ground (tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, watermelons) in a week or two when it warms up nicely and I am afraid the same thing will happen to them. So trying to resolve whatever is happening.
I planted the radishes in composted manure. its 100% organic.
Hello! This happened literally in the last 20 minutes and I wanted to get online and ask what happens now. My tomato seedlings, about 7 weeks old were in a cup. I was just taking them outside to get them acclimated for about 20 minutes like you are supposed to. But I dropped the whole seedling tray to the floor! :,( some fell out of the cup and I could see their roots and few stems, not the main, even broke. It was a murderous scene. I did repot them in the cups they were in and added more soil to it. Now please tell me what happens next? Will they survive? Or should I consider starting new set?
Thought I post another questions here. This is my first year seed starting. I am planning on using 1 part mushroom compost, 1 part perlite, 1 part coco coir, and a cup of vermi compost (worm casting). Ive been reading that I need to sterilize the mix after i mix it all together, otherwise my seedlings will prone to disease. Can someone please explain how this works? Wont heating the mix to certain degree kill all the good bacterias that might help the seedling? Im confused and need instructions since I am planning to start my seedlings this weekend.
Additionally, im also thinking of using pro-mix with vermi compost, add some more perlite, azomite and mykos. (This was another one I saw on youtube)
Didn't want to create e a whole new thread for this topic but I couldn't find any info when I typed "Are all bare root plants organic?" in to Google.
The reason i ask is I am getting ready to purchase some bare root Ozark Strawberries from Starkbrothers.com and I wanted to know if they were organic or not. When i called they said they didn't not know since they get it from a supplier. She did however say that I could grow it organically.
This confuses me as a beginner. Can you grow regular (not organic) strawberries organically?
Thanks everyone for all your help with the composting questions. I successfully started a compost and its been doing pretty well.. I have been adding lots of organic material to it!
Here is me showing it off: My first compost tumbler
Additionally, @Bryant or anyone else
I planted two lettuce types along with few other veggies around October 26th and I harvested some this morning to make a salad for lunch and they taste bitter. They are supposed to be sweet variety or at lease that is what the review says. I am a totally new to gardening and would take any help I can get in understanding what might have gone wrong.
David, Bryant, and Marco, thank you so much for the answers! This helps immensely. I will get started this weekend on the first compost ever.
@Bryant this is specifically for you since we are in the same range. I am planning on planting some leafy greens this weekend that are supposed to do well in colder weather, such as variety of different lettuces, spinach, kale and some daikon radishes. You think it's a good idea this time of the year?
I am new to gardening and composting. I am trying to figure out when is the best time to start a composting pile. From what I am reading online to have a successful compost you need lots of sunlight to break down the organic matter. However, if I start composting in Spring and if it takes me 4-6 months to successfully compost, how will I use that for the summer gardening? If I start now, it makes sense that I will have something ready by early Spring so I cant start using it in my garden. Can someone please explain the timing of when to get started with composting? thanks!