If a plant's soil has too much water, the roots can rot, and the plant can't get enough oxygen from the soil. If there is not enough water for a plant, the nutrients it needs cannot travel through the plant. A plant cannot grow if it doesn't have healthy roots, so the proper balance of water is key when growing plants.
How do you know if your plants are getting too much water?
Learn to take it back a few notches with these clues.
- Wet and Wilting. It looks wilted, but the soil is wet.
- Brown Leaves. If the leaves turn brown and wilt, there is the possibility that you have been overwatering.
- Edema. The third sign that your plant has been overwatered is edema.
- Yellow Falling Leaves.
- Root Rot.
What happens when a seed gets too much water?
Plants need water, but they don't like to have too much water. Too much water can rot seeds before they get to grow. If you give soil too much water, the water fills in all of the air pockets in the soil. This means that your plant's roots can't breathe and get stressed.