YELLOW MORNING GLORY LEAVES - Knowledgebase Question

WEST PITTSTON, PA
Question by CRUISEY1988
June 27, 2005
I HAVE A MORNING GLORY THAT WAS DOING GREAT TIL ABOUT A WEEK AGO............NOW ALL THE SUDDEN I NOTICED A FEW YELLOW LEAVES , NO BIGGIE, BUT NOW THE ENTIRE BOTTOM OF THE PLANT IS COVERED WITH YELLOW AND BROWN LEAVES I WAS WATERING IT E ERY DAY BUT I THOUGHT I WAS DROWNING IT NOW IO MUST BE KILLING IT SOMEHOW IT HAS BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS AND WAS CLIMBING FINE BUT NOW IT APPEARS TO BE DIEING WHAT CAN I DO?


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Answer from NGA
June 27, 2005

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Morning glories need a slightly moist but well drained soil, if overwatered they will yellow at the base and eventually die due to root damage. They also need full sun all day and good air circulation. I think you are probably overwatering it. To know if you need to water, dig into the soil with your finger. If it is still damp, do not water yet. When you do water, water slowly and deeply, apply it at ground level (not on the foliage) and let it soak in deep. It is better to water deeply less often than to sprinkle lightly every day. Using a layer of organic mulch over the root area (but not touching the stem) will help keep the soil evenly moist between waterings. Remember too that you are only watering to supplement rain if needed - so check the soil before you water.

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