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How to Choose Healthy Plants for Your Garden
Friday, August 26
Everyone wants to have a garden with good and healthy plants. Before purchasing a new plant you would like to know if the plant is healthy or not. The best way to do so is by taking a proper look at it. If you see that the plant you want to purchase has something abnormal near the roots or if its leaves are worn out, it is a sign that the plant may not be healthy. In such a case, you may want to consult the gardener or the shopkeeper.
Also, if you have an option to choose from a plant with blooming flowers and a plant with little buds, it would be advisable to go for the one with little buds instead of blooms because plants develop their roots better if they have less of blooms than buds. However, if you do not have too many options then you may consider the ones with flowers and cut them off once planted and they would develop their roots in a couple of weeks. Apart from the flowers, you can also choose healthy plants by taking a look at their roots. The roots that hold the soil together should be white in color instead of brown or soft. Roots which are white are the ones which are healthier than others.
Once you are sure about roots you would like to see if the branches are strong with thick and rich leaves which is a sure sign a healthy plant. Do not go for plants with torn leaves or dull and withered leaves because they are the ones that are going to die fast or catch diseases as they are not healthy enough. So, next time when you plan on buying some new plants make sure to consider all these factors so as to choose a healthy plant that would sustain and thrive well.