green pepper plants - Knowledgebase Question

augres, mi
Question by bjwalley
June 9, 2005
My green pepper plants seem to be yellow instead of green The tomatoes and all look fine just peppers. thank you jOyce


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Answer from NGA
June 9, 2005

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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. (Lack of nitrogen is a more common problem than lack of iron.) Soil should be kept moderately moist (but not wet). Finally, transplant shock can contribute to yellowing. If new growth shows up as green, that might be the problem. Try to isolate each of these possibilities one at a time to determine the problem.

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