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Post  kygolfpro on 5/11/2015, 11:59 am

Hey all, first time poster!
Having all kinds of trouble with my kale leaves turning yellow! Some of my lettuce is now also turning. Have a 4x4 with a custom built frame with row cover to keep bugs at bay. Tried fertilizing, adding spent coffee ground and spraying with mag/cal liquid. They just keep yellowing until the whole stem and leaf turn! I have strwaberries in there that are doing awesome!! Some lettuce also that is now starting to do the yellowing thing too!! I'm really bummed cause I want this to work but I'm not sure what to do next:no:!!! Help please!!!affraid
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Post  sanderson on 5/11/2015, 3:17 pm

kygolfpro,  First, welcome to the Forum from California!  glad you\'re here  Kale and lettuce are cool weather crops where I live.  Some varieties of lettuce can tolerate the heat if they are mostly shaded, especially from afternoon and evening sun.

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Post  camprn on 5/11/2015, 7:38 pm

Would you please post a photo.

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Post  walshevak on 5/12/2015, 12:01 am

What variety of Kale are you growing.  Kale naturally tends to turn yellow on the lower leaves.  I've found the key is to pick them young often.   Winterbor seems to be especially prone toward this 

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Post  kygolfpro on 5/12/2015, 8:19 am

Can't insert photo, but lettuce is also beginning to yellow!
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Post  camprn on 5/12/2015, 9:16 pm

How often are you watering?

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