Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by sanderson Today at 12:38 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 10:43 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 10:38 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by katjohn83 Yesterday at 8:37 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:55 pm

» Forum Poll: Social Media
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 7:34 pm

» EMT Clips
by sanderson Yesterday at 6:51 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:24 pm

» Baker Creek's Seed Bank Store in Petaluma, CA
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:18 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:18 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by Kelejan Yesterday at 3:04 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:07 am

» Making Smoothies
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:45 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/20/2017, 8:18 pm

» Food Dehydrators
by sanderson 1/20/2017, 1:21 pm

» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker 1/20/2017, 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos 1/19/2017, 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie 1/19/2017, 9:40 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 1/19/2017, 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 1/19/2017, 5:46 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 1/19/2017, 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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.

Shoda

Female Posts : 439
Join date : 2010-03-19

View user profile http://www.buzztools.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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!!
Jenny

jenjehle

Female Posts : 248
Join date : 2010-04-06
Age : 46
Location : Fort Wayne, IN - Zone 5B

View user profile http://picasaweb.google.com/107169543203897472824?feat=email

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

Post  camprn on 8/12/2010, 11:51 am

Ed-ahh-mahh-may Very Happy

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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!

Wyldflower

Female Posts : 530
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 65
Location : Colorado Springs, CO Zone 5b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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!

Shoda

Female Posts : 439
Join date : 2010-03-19

View user profile http://www.buzztools.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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,
Jenny

jenjehle

Female Posts : 248
Join date : 2010-04-06
Age : 46
Location : Fort Wayne, IN - Zone 5B

View user profile http://picasaweb.google.com/107169543203897472824?feat=email

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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

Off to scout out more plant diseases tomorrow!

I pronounce it ed-ah-mah-may

chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 37
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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?

elliephant

Female Posts : 842
Join date : 2010-04-09
Age : 41
Location : southern tip of Texas zone 9

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

Post  Chopper on 8/16/2010, 2:56 pm

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

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

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)

GK

Old Hippie
Regional Hosts

Female Posts : 1156
Join date : 2010-08-12
Age : 65
Location : Canada 3b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellowing Edamame & Iron Defeciency Chlorosis

Post  Sponsored content Today at 12:47 am


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum