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What am I doing wrong - Karate Kid 3 days 17 hours ago #62870

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Do you think I am under- or over-watering this juniper my kids got me?
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What am I doing wrong - Karate Kid 3 days 13 hours ago #62871

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do you keep it inside or out? Trees die inside!
Soil looks wet ( but you could have wateren it just before taking the picture)
Why is it standing on top of these pebbles?

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What am I doing wrong - Karate Kid 2 days 16 hours ago #62886

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It's outside. Soil is slightly moist but I'm guessing dry. Stones is to allow for humidity tray. I was trying NOT to over-water and just spraying the soil every few days but maybe it needs a periodic deep watering? It's the brown needles that's concerning me. Thanks.

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What am I doing wrong - Karate Kid 2 days 13 hours ago #62888

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It needs to be watered thoroughly: take a garden hose or a water can and water till it spills from the drainage hole. Next watering not on a schedule but when soil feels dry to the touch.
Needles already look very dry so it could be too late already.
The humidity tray does nothing, you can throw it away.
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What am I doing wrong - Karate Kid 19 hours 55 minutes ago #62920

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What's a ROUGH rule of thumb - deep watering every how many days?

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What am I doing wrong - Karate Kid 19 hours 32 minutes ago #62921

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CedarTree wrote: What's a ROUGH rule of thumb - deep watering every how many days?


There isn't a rule by day. Obviously, if it rains two inches/five centimeters every day you don't need to water. If it doesn't rain for a week you probably need to.

If the plants are looking a little wilted you should have watered earlier. If the soil looks and feels dry, you should water.
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What am I doing wrong - Karate Kid 1 hour 18 minutes ago #62929

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spraying the soil with water is a bad idea. Just water when the surface starts to get dry. You have a lot of organics in there, so you have a little harder substrate. For me, it means watering daily for most of the year. Only in fall/winter I water less. In hot summer wehather I water twice a day

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