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weeds growing in houseplant

Weeds growing in houseplant

If you are buying transplants from a local nursery, ask them to identify the source. This will give you an idea about the quality of the transplants.

I like using compost because it provides nutrients and beneficial organisms to the potting soil. The problem is that compost may contain weed seeds that will germinate once added.

Buying transplants that are not sterilized

Even with all the precautions you take, there could be weed seeds reaching your potted plants. Mulch is a good solution to smother such weeds before they germinate.

Mulching is the process that uses organic matter such as dried leaves, grass clippings, wood chips, hay, or straw to cover the soil surface.

Using compost that has weed seeds in it

I recommend sterilizing the pots before using them to grow plants. This will get rid of weeds as well as any pests and diseases in the pot.

Weeds growing in houseplant

Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

I’m an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org

Playing in the dirt is my therapy . and I’m in therapy a lot!

You not watering is what killed your Petunia. But it may not be dead – keep watering. Did you use new dirt? Or rescued dirt? Your new little plants seem to be some sort of bulb plant.

I’m an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!

Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Upon further inspection, it seems the weed is growing from the orange pods. It really does just look like grass. :glare:

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org