Re: PLEASE, I need help with my crazy VINCA'S!

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Posted by Newt on August 10, 2003 at 13:12:13:

In Reply to: PLEASE, I need help with my crazy VINCA'S! posted by Patricia on July 25, 2003 at 16:56:52:

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: I have plantd vinca's which say part sun on the tag. some have part sun and some have full sun. I have watered them every day almost and treat them all the same and the ones on the full sun side are doing great and the ones on the part sun side are just sitting there not growing much AND... on both side I have had some die. DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE????? I have replanted to replace some and some are O.K and some are dying and a few of the old ones are dying. It does not seem to have a pattern so I do not know what I am doing wrong. I give them miracle grow every 7-14 days and some are very big and bushy and some are almost the same as when I planted them. I live in Texas so I don't know if it is the heat or what. Can any one help me????? PLEASE!!

Hi Patricia,
I realize that it's been a while since you posted this question, but I'm guessing that you're still having problems. First stop using the Miracle Grow. Stressed plants shouldn't be given fertilizer. Also, that is a synthetic fertilizer and will leave residual salts in the soil and can actually harm plants over time.

The other problems I suspect you are having are caused by too much water. The plants that are in the sun are probably doing better because the soil is dryer from the sun. If you don't get an inch of rain per week, water deeply once a week, giving a little more to the sunny areas. Your older ones are probably dying because it's too much water for them.

Hope this helped,
Newt

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