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Salvia transplant's leaves turning purple

Posted by ellieandethansmom 7 (My Page) on
Fri, May 6, 05 at 18:37

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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RE: Salvia transplant's leaves turning purple

If the soil is still cool, it could probably just be lack of phosphorus....phosphorus doesnt move to well in cold/cool'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 :)


RE: Salvia transplant's leaves turning purple



help eggplant leaves and veins turning purple is this normal


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

RE: Salvia transplant's leaves turning purple

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.

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