Salvia transplant's leaves turning purple

ellieandethansmom(7)May 6, 2005

I just transpanted some salvia plants propogated from cuttings last fall. They were hardened off slowly and planted out right before we got a couple of light freezes. Some of the leaves turned an eggplant purple, what does this mean, is it an indication that it got too cold for them or a deficiency in the soil?

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Vera_EWASH(z5 EasternWA)

If the soil is still cool, it could probably just be lack of phosphorus....phosphorus doesnt move to well in cold/cool soil...it's pretty normal for some plants and they get a purple coloring. I have certain plants that do that in early spring and late fall but normal color returns as soon as the soil warms up :)

Vera

    Bookmark   May 6, 2005 at 8:00PM
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Salvia_guy(z8 OR)

Cold.

SG

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 11:55AM
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diane49

Hello

Help my first time gardening and things aren't going well.My eggplant's leaves are turning purple as well as the veins. What do you think? Could I need to add phosphorous and if so what it is . I will really appreciate any help. The only vegetable that seems to be doing okay are my cucumbers. I have two beds that I made using Mel's mix but the tomatoes aren't doing well. my herbs in the other are dying off one at a time. I just bought a soil testing kit so that is my next step. I am determined to not let this deter me from my garden. I will learn as I go Thanks again

    Bookmark   July 1, 2007 at 10:40AM
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rich_dufresne(z7 NC)

Is the garden plot amended? I don't know what Mel's mix is. Is it a raised bed, and did you remove the turf first? Roto tilling the lawn with the grass still there is not a geed idea in a lot of cases.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2007 at 1:01PM
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