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Q.Sick Veggies

Zone Cincinnati, OH | Kristen Thiel added on June 22, 2020 | Answered

I have had a very successful container garden for the past few years. I built garden beds and this year my plants seem to be sick. The photos are, in order: squash, cucumber, bell pepper. There seems to be sand in spots on the soil. Some under the sick plants, some not.

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Answered on June 23, 2020

This will be an overwatering issue. It is important to make sure that the soil dries, very thoroughly, down to at least 2 or 3 inches between waterings.

It will be necessary to treat with a fungicide, and if that doesn't correct the issue, then solarizing the soil between seasons will be necessary to rid the soil of infection.

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