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Post  Toastie on 5/11/2010, 9:13 pm

Well I upped my watering to everyday to see if I can get my garden to grow better
two days ago I had used the Miracle Gro food for tomatoes and I probably still had some in the bucket when I went to water the beans the next day
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The plants this happened too are right near each other. The only things I did new was plant some Sage and Thyme that I had bought at a nursery. Also planted some seeds of Nasatorium and Marigolds

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Post  vinny09 on 5/11/2010, 9:32 pm

I doubt it's the cause b/c it's restricted to the two plants, and don't imagine it would occur overnight, but after reading the companion planting sites that people have posted in the forums, I noticed that marigolds kill bean plants? I ended up planting some marigold next to my beans, so I immediately ripped out the marigold seedlings.

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Post  Toastie on 5/11/2010, 9:34 pm

It is on more than 2 it is on about 8. The peas further down are ok
Funny thing is I just planted the seeds a few days ago
Also I am wondering about the sage. I remember the nursery had marigolds near the herbs. could it be cross contamination

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Post  camprn on 5/11/2010, 10:02 pm

could be you are watering the plants too much.perhaps a mineral deficiency. have you tested your soil?


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Post  Toastie on 5/11/2010, 10:04 pm

I have not tested it yet, I do apply some plant food from time to time and I am hoping to side dress them when my daughter comes down this weekend

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Post  Chopper on 5/11/2010, 10:24 pm

I cannot tell by the picture, but it looks like it is confined to the bottom two leaves of each plant. I would pinch them off and see if it spreads or not. To be safe, don't put them in the compost pile.

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Post  Toastie on 5/11/2010, 10:28 pm

As far as I know it is only the bottom 2 leaves of each plant. I hope it does not spread. I will probably go out tomorrow morning with my clips and remove the effected leaves

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Post  Ha-v-v on 5/11/2010, 10:29 pm

Yes I read that in the companion planting link too Vinny, here is the link I went back to find it. http://www.ghorganics.com/page2.html
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Post  camprn on 5/11/2010, 10:35 pm

Sometimes with good strong growth of the plant, first leave will expire.
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Post  Toastie on 5/11/2010, 10:37 pm

I think the seed leaves had already expired but I can not be sure
I been trying to learn how to water them and have started watering them everyday so I am wondering if that could be happening

Here is another companion guide I found

http://activities.byui.edu/married/pdf/Companion%20Planting%20Guide.pdf

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Post  Toastie on 5/12/2010, 8:54 am

When I went outside this morning I did see two of the leaves had fallen (the stems where still attached) and a few more of the beans are showing the same problem. It appears to only the bottom two leaves are having this problem
I went ahead and sniped all the lower two leaves on all the plants as a safeguard


Also does anyone know of a good gardening wiki or will this site make one

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Post  herbarium on 5/12/2010, 9:37 am

I would think that it could have been the Miracle Gro especially if any of it was splashed onto the leaves. Remember, if you are using at least three types of compost you don't need to fertilize with anything else.

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Post  Toastie on 5/12/2010, 9:47 am

Right now I do not have Mel's mix. I was able to hobble together what I could find. I am planning on slowing getting the mix going as I rearrange the boxes and move what I am using now into my flower beds
I am pretty sure I did get the miracle gro stuff on the leaves. Guess I should get down on the plants level and use a cup

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Post  herbarium on 5/12/2010, 6:14 pm

You do not need to get Mel's Mix but you do need to mix the right combinations of ingredients - 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 vermiculite (coarse is best), and 1/3 compost. The 1/3 compost should be a mix of 3 - 5 different types of compost. No Miracle Gro needed. Depending what your soil mix is right now you may be able to correct it and not redo the entire bed.

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Post  Toastie on 5/12/2010, 6:27 pm

Getting the right mix will take time and money and both are in short supply right now and I had most of my garden already laid down before I had the book
I can do it slowly over time to move to the right mix

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