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How Tall Do Sunflowers Get?

**Question:** How tall do Sunflower Plants get? **Answer: **All of the sunflower plants GrowJoy offers, except two varieties, grow to be five-feet tall (one even grows to 10-feet tall). There are two smaller varieties that stay much smaller. The [Big Smile Sunflower][1] grows to a mature height of 18-inches tall, and…

Plant Is Not Growing Well, Should I Dig It Up?

**Question:** If my plant is not growing well where I planted it, should I dig it up and move it to another spot? **Answer:** Before digging up and moving any plant, we alway recommend calling your local extension office to determine what the possible problem could be. Prematurely digging up and moving a plant could …

What is the Best Watering Method?

**Question: **What is the best method for watering my plants? **Answer: **There is no one specific method for watering plants that is better than another. We do, however, recommend watering in the morning, and to water the ground around your plants while avoiding direct watering on the plant's foliage, if possible.

What is the Best Soil to Use?

**Question: **What type of soil is best? Do you recommend special potting soil or composting? **Answer: **For plants being grown in containers or baskets, we recommend a soil mixture with **[fertilizer already included][1]**, if possible. If your plants are being grown in the ground, any **[common potting soil][2]** …

My Flowering Plant is not Blooming, What can I do?

**Question:** My flowering plant is not blooming, is there something I can do to help it bloom? **Answer:** If you have a flowering plant that is not blooming, there are two plant needs that you should check. First, check to make sure your plant is receiving the correct amount of sunlight. A plant that does not rece…

Vegetable Plant Flowering but not Producing?

**Question: **What should I do if my vegetable plant is flowering but not producing any fruits? **Answer: **Unfortunately, there is no general answer to this question. However, there are varieties of vegetable plants that produce, both, male and female flowers. Typically, the male flowers begin blooming before the fe…

How Often Should I Water (and How Much)?

**Question: **How often should I water my plants? How much water should I use? **Answer: **During the first two weeks after transplanting, it is important to keep the soil directly around your plants moist, as the roots need time to establish themselves in their new home. Watering directly around the base of the plan…

How Often Should I Fertilize?

**Question:** How often should I fertilize them? **Answer:** We recommend fertilizing your plants immediately after transplanting them, so they have the nutrients they need to get off to a good start in their new home. After that we recommend the following: Vegetables every 3-4 weeks, Annuals every other week, Herbs,…

What Fertilizer Should I Use?

**Question: **What type of fertilizer should I use on my plants? **Answer:** Generally speaking, most plants can be fertilized with a common 10-10-10 fertilizer. If you are growing organically, we recommend [Neptune's Harvest Fish & Seaweed][1]. For reference, the three numbers you see on fertilizers represent the a…

Should I Separate Vegetables with Multiple Plants per Pot?

**Question: **Should I separate vegetables that come with multiple plants per pot? Example, Bean Plants come with 3 plants per 2.5-inch pot. **Answer: **You should **NOT **separate vegetables that come with multiple plants per pot. All vegetables varieties that come with multiple plants per pot will grow and thrive i…

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