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Old April 27, 2006   #1
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Default My leaves are turning yellow

Hi All,

The leaves on my eggplants are turning pale green/yellow. I started them in January. The plants are still quite small. I still have not planted them (due to the bad weather in NorCal). How can I help my plants?

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Old April 29, 2006   #2
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Default Maybe overwatering?

That would be my first guess, but I could be wrong.

Other possibilities:i

-if they are still in a seedstarting mix with very low fertility (rather than a general potting mix) they might need a little bit of dilute fertilizer.

-any chance they might have some aphids on them?

Where are the plants now? If they aren't outside and hardened off, I'd start that process ASAP (while still babying them a bit at night if you by bringing them inside if you have the time.) My eggplants always seem to grow slowly in pots, but really take off once they are outside and the weather has warmed up.
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Hi Kristy,

Thank you for the information. They have been outside for about a week hardening off. I decided to plant them early this morning. Hopefully they are okay. After reading this post, I went outside to give them a small dose of diluted Algamin (from Peaceful Valley Farms). Hopefully, this will do the trick.

I also have the same problem with my peppers. Should I also give them a small does of Algamin?

Thank you for your help.

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P.S. No signs of Aphids
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Does my subject line show up for you? I don't see it. If not, I said that my best guess is that it is overwatering.

I like to use a combination of dilute Algamin and Omega 6-6-6 to seedlings every two to three weeks once they've been potted up. Algamin is especially good stuff. Go ahead and give some to the peppers.
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Your subject line did not show up. I'll definitely cut back on the watering.

Where do you purchase Omega 6-6-6? I went to Capital Nursery yesterday. They don't sell it there.
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Angelique-Just saw this subject. Since no-one answered you about the Omega 6-6-6, its available from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply at groworganic.com.
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Hi Michael,

Thanks for the info. Tossed the weaklings out a few weeks ago. For the ones that I did keep, I fed them a combination of Algamin Kelp (Peaceful Valley) and Dr. Earth organic fertilizer. Aside from being a little short, the plants seem to be doing great.

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Angelique-Sorry no one saw that earlier, but sounds like you got it fixed. I use dr earth, 60 ccs when I plant everything-put it in the planting hole, and on the roots-because I garden only in containers, I think it helps.
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