vegetable garden - Knowledgebase Question

North Aurora, Il
Question by dmedina3
July 20, 2009
my vegetable garden is doing quite poorly this season. The tomatoe plants are just not growing as in the past years. Even my pepper plants are not doing well. What could be the problem? Frustrated !!!

Answer from NGA
July 20, 2009


Vegetable plants respond well to warm summer weather and rich, well draining garden loam. If your plants are just not performing well but you've had successful gardens in the past, I'd chalk it up to the weather. Sometimes it just isn't conducive to good growth. Peppers and tomatoes especially like warm days and nights, but temperatures over 90F can keep them from flowering and producing fruit. Wish there was something I could suggest, but we can't change the weather. Just keep watering and feeding on schedule and your plants may snap out of their slow growth and actually present you with some veggies. I hope it's soon!

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