yellow leaves - Knowledgebase Question

houston, Te
Question by pidg111
May 4, 2010
some of my plants leaves are turning yellow how can i tell if its caused from not enough water or to much water

Answer from NGA
May 4, 2010


Yellowing leaves usually indicate too much water; wilting or brown leaves, not enough. If your soil is clay and doesn't drain well, water can pool around the root system even when the top of the soil appears dry. You can dig down into the soil to see just how moist it is remaining 2-3 days after you've watered. If it's still moist, you won't need to water for a few more days and if it appears dry down near the root zone, it's time to water. Do this once or twice and you'll get an idea of how long you need to leave the water running to moisten the root mass and how many days you can wait between waterings. Best wishes with your plants.

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