Question: I think I have over-watered my plants. They all seem to be dying, and it’s many different types that are involved. What can I do now?
Answer: Over-watering gets blamed for a lot of problems in which it really isn’t involved. If I had a nickel for every time someone thought they had over-watered their plants, I’d be as wealthy as the Wrigleys with their gum. Fact usually is that the plants probably got too dry one time and the gardeners simply weren’t aware of it. Plants that are consistently too wet will be wilted, even though the soil is still wet. Symptoms will vary with conditions and plant types, but overly wet plants will usually wilt all over, and all of their leaves will turn yellow and hang in place. Best rule of thumb: never water when the soil is already moist, no matter how wilted the plant might be. If you follow that rule you’ll never have to worry about over-watering your plants.