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Q.Help For My Pepper Plants And Tomatoes They Are Not Growing And Not A Healthy Green

Zone Mansfield,Ohio | KvTeddieBear added on July 4, 2020 | Answered

I used about 4″ of tree mulch that was aged to almost soil and added on top of my garden and planted peppers tomatoes beans cucumbers , the peppers are not growing and leaves are not a healthy green same with tomatoes, but cucumbers and beans are doing well, can I add lime to help them grow? I think too much acid from tree mulch is the problem

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Answered on July 6, 2020

unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I don't think acidic soil is the problem. A soil test for pH and for nutrient deficiencies will confirm a few things, but if those are in range, then I suspect overwatering to be the problem.

Root suffocation will stall plant growth, and cause discoloration, as well as bring about infection.

I can't see the issue at hand, so I cannot identify the problem with certainty. What I can do is include one of our articles that will give you a very thorough run-down of what tomatoes require to be healthy, in the meantime.

This will help:


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