Looking for possible causes...

bamasue(8)July 26, 2007

I have 4 large, similarly planted containers of choc mint, lemon balm, dusty miller, melampodium, and petunias. One of them has near totally collapsed and wilted overnite. I have neither sprayed or fertilized in the past 2 weeks...but have religiously watered all 4 containers similarly since their original planting last spring. Can you give me some clues as to what to look for?

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alabamanicole(7b)

Have you just watered, or have you been checking for soil moisture?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2007 at 4:25PM
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bamasue(8)

Alabamanicole, thanks for your question, yes, all my watering of these containers produced good soil moisture throughout. The soil is not impacted. I am suspecting something has impacted the root structures on this particular container...first thought was possibly an ant colony. I will have to dump it out and see and re-plant, I think. No saving it now...as of this morning, all the plant material is pretty much beyond hope.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 9:24AM
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alabamanicole(7b)

I was thinking it might be over watering, not under watering. But if they are definitely dead, and examination of the roots might help.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2007 at 10:24AM
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