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  • Iuvigi. commented on ThomasJ1's instructable Grow Your Own Giant Sequoia Tree11 months ago
    Grow Your Own Giant Sequoia Tree

    Hello everyone. Take a look at my Sequoia Map:https://drive.google.com/open?id=1p1_E0LL6ZHuD_nOMJ1FBcCMm-euLknKW&usp=sharing

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  • Iuvigi. commented on ThomasJ1's instructable Grow Your Own Giant Sequoia Tree1 year ago
    Grow Your Own Giant Sequoia Tree

    Just to sum up my experience:The young sequoias suffer from 2 things: less water and to much water.1 - if it is too hot the normal watering may not be enough. If the soil in the pot starts shrinking and collapses around the tree - its a sign of it. The young sequoias dry out like a human. Their branches and stem becomes skinny like around a bone. You could see it if you constantly compare it with a healthy tree. That is your last chance to save it. If you see the branches turning brawn and drying out - its done.2 - if you water them every day and the water has nowhere to go but remain in the pot, sooner or latter the end of the branches will start turning yellow without drying out. You have a chance - get them outside and stop watering for 2-3 days. I saved one out of 4 like that.One mo...

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    Just to sum up my experience:The young sequoias suffer from 2 things: less water and to much water.1 - if it is too hot the normal watering may not be enough. If the soil in the pot starts shrinking and collapses around the tree - its a sign of it. The young sequoias dry out like a human. Their branches and stem becomes skinny like around a bone. You could see it if you constantly compare it with a healthy tree. That is your last chance to save it. If you see the branches turning brawn and drying out - its done.2 - if you water them every day and the water has nowhere to go but remain in the pot, sooner or latter the end of the branches will start turning yellow without drying out. You have a chance - get them outside and stop watering for 2-3 days. I saved one out of 4 like that.One more tip - the roots of a one year old giant sequoia is not so big - the visible part is like a normal man's fist. So its still possible to replant them.

    Hello again.Well out of 4 trees with rotted roots one is still alive... sort of. I rushed planting it outside between 2 big buildings so it had a lot of shade even in the summer. This is how it looks now - more than a month after the introduction to the outside world. The damages are clearly seen but it is still alive. It keeps growing new green branches directly from its stem. I hope it survives until winter.

    Sorry for interrupting mate, but aren't these too much watered? They seem sort of waterlogged. I lost several 1-year sequoias because of rotting roots and that's why I want to 'warn you. It is painful.I think the soil should be kept wet well drained too. And pots lacks the second.

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