Yellow on my Plants what could it be

What does it mean to have yellow leaves on my plants?

It takes more than just a green thumb to grow healthy plants. I am sure that we can all agree on that. If you have had the problem with your beautiful plants going from a bright green to a yellow looking color, I am sure that many things run past your mind. I would like to offer a process of elimination. Well at least what I do. I am not stating that what I do is correct or the way that you should handle your garden. Yet it is always nice to know what others are doing when they experience the same problem. 

So this is what I do. I like to keep things simple. I start with what I think is the easiest thing to do. I water my plants. If you are in an area that does not get much rain, I would suggest a sprinkler system that is on a timer. If this is not possible water your plant once you see it start to change colors. Yes, I know that we try to water it at the right times and make sure that the plant gets about an inch or so of water, depending on what your plants needs are of course. Yet if it is too hot out you know that your plant will need a little extra.

Second- are they in the right size pot. A month ago you transplanted your plant but did you put her in a pot big enough to offer what the plant needs. I did a little blog on here about pot size and different vegetables. If the roots have no where to go your plant will become root bound. Hence stopping or halting growth.

Third-Nutrients. I try to have a schedule for when I feed my plants. I prefer compost tea. During the summer months I keep a container chugging. I happen to like this method. I also like to use fish emulsion. I try to only feed my plants with things that are safe for them as well as safe for me. I do not like to use chemical compounds that are not organic. Yet that is just what works for me.

Lastly- If the above items are correct, it is time to move on to diseases and pest. This process can be long and time consuming. If you have the time the internet is great for researching the different types of diseases that will attack your plants. Yet if you have no time to spend doing hours of research on the computer, I would suggest cutting a leaf off of your plant and taking it to your nearest nursery. Many of the nurseries around do have people that some knowledge about plants. 

I hope that this quick check list helps you out. If nothing else it will reassure you that what you are doing is similar to some one else out here.

Happy growing.

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Yellowing of plant leaves

Why plant leaves change from green to yellow

I know that in the above section, I gave a few ideas of what to look for or what to fix for your plant if its leaves are starting to turn colors. Yet in this section, I want to discuss nutrition a little more. I happen to feel that if we do not take care of our plants by giving it the proper nutrients we will only make them ore susceptible to diseases. I know how important it is to have calcium readily available to our plants, so I make sure to add egg shells to where it is that I have just dug before I drop my new plant in. I also know that fertilizer is important so I also mix in some good compost before I drop in my plant. Lastly nitrogen is important so I will mix this in with my new soil. Plants like humans need their minerals and nutrients. Make sure to read up on your particular plant to see what types of diseases will attach it and then take the measures necessary to protect your plants. Preventions is the best defense.

For instance, I have written about powdery mildew and how to try to fight it. I seem to have an issue with this disease. This year I will try the plant seeds that are resistant to this as well as adding copper to my soil before putting in my seeds. I will try something that releases calcium a little differently as well as some jojoba seed oil. These are things that I have never put in my soil before I plant. I will let you know how things go.  Mulch is a great thing to deter mildew from growing up wards on your plants.  If it is too humid out there it will also aid in the out break of powdery mildew.

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