container garden: plants look burnt. help!

ErinKVdonckApril 29, 2012

Hi guys,

I have a container garden on my balcony. I live in Central Florida, second floor, and my plants get about 5-7 hours of sun a day. I water regularly, and always check the soil first to make sure I'm not over watering. Over the last two weeks all of my plants went from absolutely thriving, to really struggling.

The leaves look yellow, thin, and burnt (like someone held a match to them). They are dying off, and I'm not sure why. I tried using Miracle Grow fertilizer about every other day, but saw absolutely no improvement at all.

It has been really hot here lately, and the humidity has been high as well. What could be causing my poor plants to burn? And how do I save them?

Thank you for ANY help!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Here is where you'll likely find your answer: "I tried using Miracle Grow fertilizer about every other day". Plasmolysis is the technical term, fertilizer burn the common.

Al

    Bookmark   April 29, 2012 at 10:13PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Coarse Perlite for 5:1:1
Hi all, first off is "coarse" the correct...
halocline
Need advice for container garden for elderly woman
I have a question on container gardening for an elderly...
sharonkdr
Any issues planting in copper pots?
I have some old copper containers I want to use for...
garden_dogs
Help! My slash pine seedlings in containers are turning yellowish
I have several hundred slash pine seedlings I put in...
George Spector
Container garden help wanted, re: corn
I am wanting to try something new with my container...
klo12
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™