Yellow Leaves - Knowledgebase Question

Freeport, Te
Question by judithpowers
April 29, 2010
What causes the leaves of young crookneck yellow squash plants to turn yellow? Is the plant lacking in something?
Also can you tell me how to grow cilanthro?
Thank you very much!
Judy Powers
Freeport TX

Answer from NGA
April 29, 2010


Cilantro is a cool weather herb and if you sow seeds now you will be able to harvest as soon as 40-50 days after planting the seeds. Cilantro is successfully grown where the summers are dry, and not humid. It doesn't transplant well, so sow the seed where you want it to grow. You'll want to harvest when the plant is 4-6 inches tall. You can either cut leaves as needed or pull the entire plant and use the roots in soup. When the plant "bolts" or starts to flower it becomes bitter and is no longer is used as cilantro.

Yellowing leaves on your squash plant can indicate a need for fertilizer or might be showing stress from being overwatered. Water your plant well, then allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Best wishes with your garden!

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