By ruby1 from Augusta, GA
Forgot to mention. Sometimes too much watering can create this yellow leaf effect. There are products to put iron back into your soil when it gets washed out. This is esp pertinent for tomatoes, peppers, etc.
You see this mostly when doing container planting of peppers and tomatoes. I had to switch to ground planting. But I have above ground 4 x 8 and have my soil checked for what is planted there. We can leach out many important minerals if we don't pay attention.
Another thing, our plants filter out pollution. Do you live near a high way, busy street, industrial area which send out negative air borns that your plants filter?
You need some Epsom salts in it. On the package are instructions. Or google epsom salts. Have used this for years.
Also, clean up your bottom of the plants. They need air space. Good rule of thumb is nothing closer than 10 inches from the ground. Remove all plant materials. Both these suggestions also take care of bottom rot from tomatoes too.
OH, never splash water on your plants. They prefer being watered by laying the hose on the bottom dirt. Gentle flow rather than hurried spray. Rain water is different. That comes anyway and washes the plants. Hose water is not the same as rain water.
One of my tomato plants are doing the same thing. You're probably just not watering them enough.
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