When plants are transplanted they sometimes experience some degree of shock. However, if given the right growing conditions, the plant can make a turn around and produce growth in just a few weeks. Severe plant shocked can be caused by lack of water, cold temperatures or improper planting methods. If a plant is suffering from shock, it will have stunted growth and yellowed or brown leaves. To help plants recover from shock, you should keep them watered so the soil is evenly moist, but not too soggy, and provide protection from the wind and extreme temperatures. Here are a couple of more tips to help your plants thrive.
How to Treat Plants in Shock
- Water the soil every week during dry conditions – lack of water is one of the main reasons for shock in plants. You can water with a drip line, sprinkler system or slow flowing hose. Most plants will need about one inch of water per week to thrive. Water your plants slightly less if the soil is heavy clay, because it holds water well. Water slightly more if the soil is sandy, or else it will leak out quickly.
- Put cloches or floating row covers over plants if temperatures get too low. Tender annuals, perennials and warm-season vegetables (such as tomatoes, beans and squash) don’t do well in temperatures below 50 degrees. Providing some protection from the cold will help them rebound from shock.
- Be sure to remove any dead or yellowed leaves, but don’t prune your plants too much, this will just distress your plants even more.
If your plants are experiencing other problems, such as bugs, mold or mildew, you should consider using a pesticide or fungicide to help treat your plants. Luckily, Pure 3-Way works as both a pesticide and fungicide, effectively nursing your plants back to health with all natural ingredients.