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Old 06-23-2015, 06:26 AM   #1
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Container plants look weak?


These were planted about a month ago and I don't know what's wrong. I'm thinking I should put stones at the bottom for better drainage?

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Old 06-23-2015, 06:31 AM   #2
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Ayuh,... My guess is, they're either to dry, or to wet,....

Give 'em a shot of miracle grow,....
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Ayuh,... My guess is, they're either to dry, or to wet,....

Give 'em a shot of miracle grow,....

Thx bondo. They definitely are wet. Miracle grow is a crutch? I should transplant with better drainage?
My best tomatoes (4-5' high) were right against above ground pool facing evening sun.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:54 PM   #5
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Do the containers have drainage holes?
Are the holes clogged?
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In the top photo, I only see one plant in a pot; looks like a tomato and the leaves are turning yellow. I would not only transplant it to a larger pot (existing one is too small), but if you don't have a drainage hole, definitely create one. The soil might be a bit compacted as well.

The plants in the ground appear to be in soil that looks as though it could be aerated a bit.

In the second photo, it looks like the plants are dropping leaves; soil looks really good though. Are these pepper plants? If so, they'll need a lot more room to grow, in deeper containers.

Adding stones for drainage can't hurt.

If you want to add fertilizer, add something like milk, but only to the plants in the bottom photo. I mix the residue of milk in the bottom of a container with water to thin it significantly, then add it to plants before they bloom. They really like it!
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If there aren't drainage holes already, then drill a couple.
The yellow is probably just a lack of nitrogen, don't fertilize it heavy and definitley don't use miracle gro because you might fry the plant. Get something light that is a nitrogen booster like guano. Just add a small amount to water and keep the ph between 5.8-7.0
This should solve the problem. If the leaves start yellowing when it is bearing fruit don't worry too much about it, but since it isn't bearing fruit it's most likely a lack of nitrogen and/or sunshine.
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