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Why do my container veggies seem to have verticillium

Posted by sweetred 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 11, 12 at 2:38

I've been checking different sights to understand my veggie problem. I have come to believe they all have verticillium wilt. All my soil is new and I cleaned every pot prior to planting. I bought good soil. Yet, everything is dying. I have 12 tomatoes 12 peppers and 5 eggplants plus many squash. I have been growing my veggies this way for years. Could my soil have been infected when I bought it? I have used this new soil all over my yard. I do not see any other problems yet. What can I do to protect my other plants? Oh, are the veggies that are growing safe to eat? This year seems to be so disappointing. I can't believe I am losing my poor plants. Please help if you can.

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RE: Why do my container veggies seem to have verticillium

More likely something has gone awry in the containers. To begin with, was the potting mix (or whatever) dry when you planted? If so, that's the problem.

Next time, resolve to pre-moisten the media before you plant, then install plants with thoroughly moist root balls which have been soaked in a bucket for 5 minutes, or until bubbles stop rising to the top.

Please pot pictures of entire plants.

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