Why are my plants weeping? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ajdunn825
April 24, 2010
I just bought & planted a blue scabiosa & coral bells in a partial sun spot. Both plants are weeping, but they were not in the pot. I have given them plant food & plenty of watering. What am I doing wrong?

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2010
In the spring, when plants are actively growing, they can soak up more moisture than they actually need, especially if you keep the soil too moist. The process is called guttation and it simply means the plants are trying to get rid of the excess water in their leaves. Try allowing the soil to dry out a bit between waterings. Just stick your finger down into the soil to check the moisture. If it's dry about a half inch below the surface, you can water. If it's still moist, you can wait a few days before watering again. Best wishes with your plants!

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