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Q.Plant leaves turning white in new garden bed

Zone 17015 | dtundrawoman@yahoo.com added on June 11, 2019 | Answered

bed is in full sun; plants are squash and tomatoes. Happened on transplants and seedlings that came up on their own from the compost. Soil is blend of clay/loam native soil, my own aged compost and commercial “mushroom soil” compost. Soil pH seems neutral and temp is ambient (not heating up from decomposition). Any ideas on why this is happening and what I can do to remedy the problem?

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Answered on June 11, 2019

Many times this is due to sudden intense light. This should be the case if both the outside, and transplanted plants are doing it.

This leads me to believe that it is fungal in nature.

This will be one of those times that you will want to contact your local extension service. They will have more information on where and how to test your soil for deficiencies and infections.

This article will help you to find the closest extension service to you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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