Why is curly parsley turning yellow?

hollan(7)June 5, 2008

Hello. This is my first attempt to grow herbs and it's not going so well. I have put five types in one self watering container, planted 1 week ago. The curly parsley is dying fast - turning yellow from the bottom up, more every day. The basil looks slightly wrinkled on the top. The flat leaf parsley has a few yellow leaves at the bottom. The sage has a few leaves turning brown on the ends. The thyme looks beautiful and healthy so far. It's in a location getting full sun until about 2pm, then shade the rest of the afternoon. What am I doing wrong?

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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Over watering is the biggest cause for plants death. A good indication is 'chlorosis' that makes leaves turn yellow and drop off. Self watering pots might be fine for flower baskets and things that are difficult to keep well watered, but most herbs do not like to be soaking wet all the time. OLder laves will turn yellow and die out naturally as well. This same extact question was just asked here in a very recent thread.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2008 at 1:25PM
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hollan(7)

Thank you for your answer. The potting mix is staying moist all of the time. I have a very large Peace Lily in a regular container and the bottom leaves constantly turn yellow and die, which I thought was from lack of light.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 6:58PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

Again, way too much watering! I have a large pot for a small fig tree and its leaves droop after just two days without water. Its in a huge pot 20"x20"x20" and still can take in almost a gallon or water every other day. I do check it daily and only water when the leaves start to droop a little.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 11:30PM
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