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All my plants are turning yellow

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This is my first year gardening and I have planted some vegetables in a raised garden that I bought and made myself. I was trying to grow corn and squash along with some green beans. Everything was going ok I thought but now all my plants are turning yellow. Is this a disease? what can I do to make my plants better?


Posted by: Mel (2 points) Mel
Posted: August 12, 2013




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Have you fed them in any way? It seems likely to be a nutrient deficiency, probably nitrogen. Compost, rotted manure, mushroom compost- all really good, organic plant foods. I stay far away from Miracle Grow or any of the other commercial plant foods because i don't want to eat that stuff.


Posted by: Bradley Cahill (1 point) Bradley Cahill
Posted: August 13, 2013




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Those are good materials but may not contain enough nitrogen on their own, or readily available N. For a quick boost organically, try blood meal.


Posted by: Joan Allen (2 points) Joan Allen
Posted: August 13, 2013




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Yellowing of leaves can also mean deficiency of magnesium. You substitute your usual water with dissolved Epsom salts (2tbspoons par gallon of water) once every 3-4 weeks. At the end of your gardening season, I suggest you feed your beds with good organic composts to ensure a better yield next year.


Posted by: acuna_matata (4 points) acuna_matata
Posted: August 31, 2013




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