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By Brian from Eagle Mountain


We have started square foot gardening this year (raised boxes). With various vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, melons, peas). We are having a had time with the peppers, tomatoes and peppers. The leaves start turning brown and drying up from the end to inward. I have used miracle grow, slow releasing 10-10-10 fertilizer and a natural fertilizer. I keep a check on the soil moisture as to not to over water. The radishes, spinach and broccoli are doing well. What to do for the problem with leaves turning brown and drying up? thanks!


There could be a number of factors that could be turning the leaves brown. It could be a soil problem, weather related (escpecially if there has been a lot of wind), you may be keeping the plants too dry, or the fertilizer could be burning them if it was applied too heavily. The best thing for you to do is to check all of these factors and eliminate those that you feel are not affecting the plants.

If you still can not figure it out, please bring a few of the leaves in to us so that we can look at them. Some times we can tell what is happening by the way it is affecting the leaf.
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