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Post  Shoda on 8/11/2010, 3:49 pm

I started several squares of Edamame in mid June. They have had more trouble growing then other plants in the same box. They have been yellow and sort of sad looking (technical term!)

I fertilized them but they only looked worse. I just found on the web that Edamame are susceptible to Iron deficiency chlorosis (IDC). This website shows a picture of what my plants looked like (only mine were a lot worse).

http://www.planthealth.info/idc_basics.htm

I am now treating them with chelated iron and am hopeful that they will turn around. In spite of their sickly look, I did notice the first blooms this morning.

I think after looking at the IDC picture, that this is what is deficient in a several of my boxes. Some plants seem to suffer more but I am getting a very similar yellow veining on a summer squash and two of my cucumbers. Something to keep in mind when you try to figure out why your plants are yellow.
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Post  jenjehle on 8/12/2010, 10:42 am

Hi Smile

I'm not growing Edamame (I do love it!) but I've noticed LOTS of my plants doing the same exact thing. More of my plant leaves are yellow right now that they are green! Ugh.

I fertilized and they also seemed to get worse. Don't have a lot of time to "work" in the garden right now with 5 kids; 4 of whom are starting school next week and have a list of needed school supplies a mile long. Not to mention it's a million degrees right now with 200% humidity

Ok, random question, my kids and I are always joking about what the "correct" pronunciation is of Edamame... can you help us?

Thank you and good luck!!
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Post  camprn on 8/12/2010, 11:51 am

Ed-ahh-mahh-may Very Happy
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Post  Wyldflower on 8/12/2010, 11:52 am

Here's a random answer to your question....

It's pronounced "ed-uh-mommy"
http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=edamame

I'm having yellow-leaf trouble too... just fed my tomatoes, peppers and eggplant this morning, and hope it helps.

Getting four of five kids back to school? I do NOT envy you!
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Post  Shoda on 8/12/2010, 12:21 pm

Once I knew what I was looking for, the iron deficiency is easy to spot. If you look at the leaves closely, the veins remain greener then the rest of the leaf. Here are a few great pictures of it.




I think this makes a lot of sense since most of us should have enough nutrients in our soil. Several things can contribute to IDC, including too high PH, over watering, too much phosphorus. I am trying to resolve it with added iron but I may need to check the soil PH. I understand that Peat Moss can be very acidic.

Here is another resource I found that might be helpful.

http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm

Has anyone tried the soil PH kits available at the nursery? Are they reliable?

As for kids going back to school --- I hear you! I have three going back and I am trying work on my job at least 6 hours a day. I told my kids that we were going to have to stagger the back to school shopping. Fortunately for us, our school district does most of the supply shopping and just asks for contributions to cover the cost. Takes care of the basics anyway and even kids that are short of cash get supplies. Good luck!

Wyldflower -- Love the pronunciation website. Believe it or not, that will solve a lot of fights my kids get into!
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Post  jenjehle on 8/12/2010, 10:52 pm

Thanks for the pronunciation! We had it right, actually Smile It's not an easy thing for young kids to say. Love the website to help us in the future!

My poor garden may be too far gone... not sure. I'll have to see what kind of 911 care I can give it. I have way too much powdery mildew and yellowing than I'd like to have to deal with.

Is there a product that comes to mind that I can give my veggies for a quick boost to help with the iron def? I was thinking of feeding w/Miracle Grow Organic Fertilizer. Any thoughts?

Lucky for me, my kids have to wear uniforms so not "CLOTHES" shopping just tons and tons of supplies!

Take care,
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Post  chocolatepop on 8/12/2010, 11:03 pm

Off to scout out more plant diseases tomorrow!

I pronounce it ed-ah-mah-may
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Post  elliephant on 8/16/2010, 2:43 pm

My green beans just started doing this very thing. No luck finding anything locally so far. What did you use?

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Post  Chopper on 8/16/2010, 2:56 pm

There is a product called ironite that give a quick iron fix.

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Post  Old Hippie on 8/16/2010, 5:37 pm

You all just gave me the answer (I think) to a problem I have been having in my own yard with yellowing of a LOT of plants, including the lawn. I was wondering if it could be that the soil was too acid and perhaps needed lime but your descriptions and photos make me think that it could be an iron deficiency instead or perhaps it is both. Soil here does tend to be acidic and composting can make it more so. I know mine sure could with all the coffee grounds that goes in my compost bin. (No. I don't have a drug problem but could someone please put a fresh pot of espresso in my I.V. bag? I am feeling a bit too shaky from caffeine withdrawal)

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