Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow Plant Problems
Today’s plants are usually better than yesterday’s because they have been propagated. However, there are some problems with these plants which could cause problems for your future crops.
These problems include:
1) Too much light or too little light.
You want to keep the temperature at around 65°F (18°C). If it gets too hot, the leaves will turn yellow and die off quickly.
If it gets too cold, the plant may not grow at all.
Some diseases can kill your plants if left unchecked. They include powdery mildew, spider mite, aphids and scale insects.
All of them need to be controlled before planting new seeds in order to prevent future problems.
3) Temperature extremes.
Plants grown under extreme temperatures such as those found during the summer months can suffer from scorching heat and freezing cold.
4) Watering too often.
Too much water can cause root rot, while not enough water can result in wilting and death.
5) Pests like spider mites, aphids and scale insects.
These pests will attack any plant that isn’t protected against them. They don’t always kill plants, but they can weaken them and make them more susceptible to other dangers such as disease and temperature extremes.
If the soil can’t retain sufficient water, then the plants will wilt no matter what you do.
7) Too much shade.
If you grow your plant in the shade, it won’t get enough sun and will look pale for the entire time it lives.
8) Poor soil.
If your soil doesn’t have the nutrients that your plants need to thrive, they will never reach their full potential.
9) Raccoons, rodents and other pests.
These animals can destroy an entire crop of plants overnight. They can eat the fruit before it is mature enough to be harvested.
You can protect your plants from these predators with wire mesh and by putting stones around the base of the plant.
10) Picking the fruit too early. It is important not to pick the fruit until it is mature enough to be harvested.
If you do so, it won’t have enough time to ripen on the vine and will taste terrible.
11) Picking the fruit too late. If you wait too long to pick the fruit, it will fall to the ground and become dirty.
You also run the risk of it being eaten by birds or other pests.
12) Picking the wrong fruit. Some plants look almost the same on the outside, but are a different species on the inside.
If you pick the wrong fruit, it won’t taste as good and you might not be able to sell it for as high of a price.
1) If your plants need more light or less light, try transplanting them into better conditions. Most indoor plants do best in a room that is well lit throughout the day.
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