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Smart Pots - Yellow Leaves on Zucchini?

Posted by SkyLane CALIFORNIA (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 26, 13 at 0:43

Hi all,

I am brand-new to container gardening and to gardening in general. I'm attempting to grow a few organic crops in my backyard using self-watering containers and Smart Pots.

Last week I planted a few zucchini seeds in a 15-gallon Smart Pot.

They sprouted today -- and I'm thrilled! -- but two of the three little plants have white stems and yellow leaves. The third plant looks normal and healthy with green leaves and a green stem.

I used Mel's Mix soil and Black Gold Organic fertilizer at the time of planting. I put the Smart Pot in a south-facing sunny part of my backyard patio. (I live in Southern California -- Zone 9.)

I read that yellow leaves could indicate that it is being overwatered...I'm wondering if that's really what's going on here or if maybe they are lacking some nutrients.

My question is -- is it too late to try to help these little sproutlings grow healthy? Is there anything I should add to the soil? Should I try to remove/transplant the yellow plants? As I said, they have only been in the Smart Pot for 8 days.

Thank you so much to anyone who has suggestions for me.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Smart Pots - Yellow Leaves on Zucchini?

Rather than try to intervene in some way, I'd wait and see what happens. At this point, they're relying on their own internal store of nutrients, so I doubt that the issue is a lack of nutrients.

RE: Smart Pots - Yellow Leaves on Zucchini?

Shazaam, thank you so much for taking the time to reply. I appreciate it.

Yes, I will just wait and see.

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