Plz Help! What Am I doing wrong?


Old 05-20-19, 07:08 AM
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Plz Help! What Am I doing wrong?

So my wife and I planted some items last year. Everything has been great, except our plants are starting to look like weeds instead of plants. Any advice?

I water twice a week. And add miracle grow monthly. Plants are in full sun for most of the day. I live in the Tampa Bay area in Florida.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions or tips! Have a great week.

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Old 05-20-19, 07:43 AM
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Thanks! I edited my post.
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What plants are you trying to grow?

What kind of soil do you have? Sand can be a problem. At the coast here in NC I have to water every other day during the summer because the sandy soil simply doesn't hold moisture. I sometimes excavate the area around where I'm going to plant and bring in good topsoil. For one plant or a small area I'll mix in a good amount of potting soil or garden soil from the home center. Potting soil isn't great long term but it is good for holding mositure.
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No sand... we have topsoil. I also purchased several bags of topsoil from HD along with several bags of potting soil. I laid out the bags of topsoil, then potting soil. After I added 2" of mulch.
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Contact you local University of Florida extension office and get your soil tested. Without know what's going on and throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks can do way more harm. Her's a link to find a local office

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