Watermelon seedling yellow between veins

Watermelon    None Given

I recently got a free watermelon seedling and after growing it in a little pot for a few days decided to transfer it to a larger pot also containing some chili pepper seeds. After a few days the leaves started turning yellow between the veins and I can't find the problem. Hopefully someone can help and thanks in advance!

Posted by: Willem (1 point) Willem
Posted: May 21, 2017

neema noel commented,
This could be iron deficiency as its appears mostly on young leaves. To be more preciously soil analysis is recommended .
over 3 years ago.


Willem, it looks like iron deficiency. It happens when pH reaction of soil is high (alkaline) . Some viruses can cause similar symptoms, but they are not so fast.

Posted by: alex ignatov (33 points) alex ignatov
Posted: May 21, 2017

It is probable deficiency of iron and also can be zinc (less probably) suggest you to check the pH of the substrate. If it is alkaline apply Iron sulfate and zinc chelate (in both cases avoid materials with E. D. T. A. and similar). Also, you can identify the problem by sending small quantities of leaf material to lab is also possible.

Posted by: Mario H.Podliszewski (4 points) Mario H.Podliszewski
Posted: May 22, 2017

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