Spinach Leaves Are Yellowing

Anonymous added on May 24, 2011 | Answered

I am a 'first timer' and I have planted spinach, broccoli, carrots, and some other veggies. The 'others' are doing well, but my spinach leaves (now approx. 8 inches wide) seem to be yellowing on the tips of the leaves, and some appear to be dying. My broccoli leaves are getting white spots, and my carrot leaves are turning a light brown on the tips. What's going wrong?

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Answered on May 25, 2011

It sounds like a watering issue. These are signs of either over or under watering. How often and how much are you watering? Rather than water once a day for 5 minutes, you are better off watering 2-3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. This gets the water deeper and helps the plants develop deeper roots. Watering for short periods of time keeps the water near the surface, where it evaporates faster and it may be the plants are not getting enough water because of this.

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