eggplant foliage is turning yellow - Knowledgebase Question

cranston, Rh
Question by slanigan2
July 19, 2008
My other vegetable plants are doing very well. My eggplant looks bad. The leaves are turning yellow and falling off. Is it too much water or not enough? I have tried mircle grow but still looks unhealthy.

Answer from NGA
July 19, 2008


I'd check for insect populations on the undersides of the leaves. Whitefly feeding can turn leaves yellow, as can feeding by aphids. If you find no pests, the next most common cause of leaf yellowing is high humidity. Eggplant likes moist but not soggy soil so you may want to adjust your watering schedule as a first step, then look for insect pests. There's not much you can do about humidity except to space your plants well so they get adequate air circulation all around.

Best wishes with your garden!

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