Answer: Yellow leaves can be caused by many things including lack of nitrogen, insufficient light, water-logged soil (plant roots need oxygen to thrive), dry soil, or iron deficiency. If the older bottom leaves are yellow, but new growth is green, it's usually a lack of nitrogen. If new leaves are yellow, with green veins, it's usually a lack of iron, or an inability of plant roots to utilize existing iron, often when soils are alkaline or too wet. Lack of nitrogen is a more common problem than lack of iron, especially in vegetable crops. Soil should be kept moderately moist (but not wet). I hope this info helps.
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