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  • ClaringtonClarington Posts: 4,949

    Once you have washed all the goodness out of the soil have you a fail proof plan on how to restore the

    balance?

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,177

    The water will flush out excessive nitrogen.

    When the plant needs watering again - just add a little feed.

    If you have a photo of your plant that would help.
    If you have given your plant too much nitrogen (or anything else) the first sign will be wilting of the foliage as the excessive salts in the compost will cause the plant to dehydrate

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    B3 says:

    Can you repot it in some fresh soil ? Keep the over fertilized stuff to top dress or mix with compost.

    See original post

     Unless it's an enormous pot, and you don't have any fresh compost. The first suggestion by B3 is the simplest solution to your problem.

    Tip out the overdosed stuff, re-fill it with new stuff, and plant.

    Job done ?

  • My flower. I already cutted half of the leaves because they were yellow.

    https://ibb.co/mC6XBb
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    I am preparing water to rewash it. But compost is still wet..

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,177

    Give it a flush as above with 10L or more of water then let it recover and only water again when it needs it.

    Although the compost is wet, if there is too much fertilizer in the compost your plant will not be able to take-up water, which is why the leaves are drooping.

    When your plant needs water again, a little liquid feed will help and if you have any seaweed extract your plant will appreciate that

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thank you Pete! 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,177

    Good luck to you and your plant - and wish you a very happy New Year!

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Thank you! You too have the best New Year ever! :)

    I believe I will heal this lovely flower. I have revived so much flower. I must deal with this one too.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,776

    Doesn’t look to me like there’s anything wrong with the plant,  they always lose some leaves, just cut of those couple of yellow ones, it’s a big plant for that small pot so re potting looks like what it needs. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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