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Q.I Have Something Eating Leaves On Eggplant And Pepper Plants. And Browning And Curling Leaves On Squash And Cucumber Plants. All F

Zone Blue ridge texas | phil rasch added on May 21, 2020 | Answered

ine a week ago. See photos. Used Deconil insect on eggplants peppers and Deconil fungicide on the squash Cucs but getting worse. See pictures. Planted all plants. What do I need to do save my garden?

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Answered on May 25, 2020

This looks a lot more like root rot than insect damage. Usually, this is caused by overwatering or having too heavy of a soil, that it doesn't dry out between waterings.

This problem will take, at least, a season to clear up.

The less that you can use to get rid of this problem the better. Using too many things on a problem will leave the soil unable to support plant life.

I recommend pouring boiling water over the whole area, first.

Solarize the spot. Laying plastic over the area, and letting the sun heat it up will kill off anything living there.

I would recommend amending the spot with plenty of organic compost. This will bring it back to a fertile condition and ensure that the correct types of microbes are in your soil. They will help fight off future infections.

Here are some articles that will help:





After all is said and done, test your soil's pH and nutrient contents:



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