Vegetable Plants Wilting, Too Much Water?

Can heavy rain over an entire week cause overnight wilting in vegetable plants (ie. tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers) due to soil saturation?


Hardiness Zone: 9a

By Zachary from Orange Park, FL

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May 23, 20090 found this helpful

If they all wilted at the same time I would say definitely, have the leaves curled down (too much water) or curled up (not enough water) have the leaves turned yellow? You might want to pull 1 and see if the roots are rotten, what about raised beds in the future. You may want to try digging a hole a few inches away from the plant and see if that fills up with water if so you are definitely saturated. . Or you may have root knot nematodes. If you like you can send your rain my way, we are starting water rationing at this time I could only save 150 gal. of rain water this year and I have used most of it already.

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