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Idaho County, Idaho
grlight
May 17, 2020 1:11 PM CST
Hello!
We have a small vegetable garden in raised beds. Eight days ago we transplanted outdoors those that were started indoors. They all took off well as would be expected. But they are all beginning to exhibit symptoms of something. At first I thought it was powdery mildew or possibly a nutrient issue.

But rather than think I would like to know. It is zucchini, corn, pumpkins, sunflowers and pole beans that are effected. All are slightly less green that they ought to be, the new growth on the beans in particular look a lot like a nutrient deficiency and they all share the irregular small cream colored blotches on the first set of true leaves. FWIW, it has been rainy and cool the more often than not the past week.

Would some of you take a look at the attached photos and offer your thoughts?
Thank you very much!
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SoCalGardenNut
May 17, 2020 3:28 PM CST
Interesting, I have these white spots in my store bought zucchini plants. I just pinch the leaves off, but I have. Dry big plant, you may not want to do that.
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Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
May 18, 2020 12:14 PM CST
Where are you located grlight?

What kind of soil mix are you using?

What kind of fertilizer are you using? The yellow leaf edges look somewhat like nitrogen deficiency. I see a lot of what looks like woody material in your planting media. Excess woody/carbon material can cause the nitrogen to be used up by the microbes quickly.
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Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
May 18, 2020 12:41 PM CST
One more question. Was this a prepared soil mix? Do you know what the pH is of the soil mix?
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Idaho County, Idaho
grlight
May 19, 2020 10:00 AM CST
Intheswamp said:Where are you located grlight?...


I am in North Central Idaho. The soil mix is a combination of commercial soil, local top soil and compost. I have not yet fertilized because I felt it was too early to do so. Young plants had been in the ground only a week and would not have used up nutrients. Obviously I could be wrong which is why I contacted a couple forums with experienced and knowledgeable people.

Intheswamp said:One more question. Was this a prepared soil mix? Do you know what the pH is of the soil mix?

As mentioned above it is a mix of local and commercially prepared soil mix and compost. The PH is unknown. None of the sources could tell me that and the "cheapy" soil test kit is notoriously inaccurate as far as PH.

HOWEVER, my local top soil alone is 6.2 and my well water is 7.2, this coming from a commercial lab test done last year.

Based upon your comments as well as another poster on another forum and my own research led me to hit them with some higher nitrogen organic fertilizer mix. Hopefully that helps. Either way, thank you for the time and effort in your responses.

Name: Ed
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Intheswamp
May 19, 2020 2:58 PM CST
If the soil mix was low in nutrients to start with then the plants have little to draw from. Compost won't be exceedingly high in nitrogen to begin with and being as nitrogen is not a stable element it will gas off over a period of time.
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Idaho County, Idaho
grlight
May 20, 2020 10:05 AM CST

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Name: Ed
South Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Intheswamp
May 20, 2020 10:33 AM CST
Hmm, I think something happened to your last post grlight. Smiling
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Idaho County, Idaho
grlight
May 21, 2020 10:27 AM CST
Intheswamp said:Hmm, I think something happened to your last post grlight. Smiling


It was a duplicate post and there is no option that I saw to delete it.


Name: Ed
South Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Intheswamp
May 21, 2020 11:06 AM CST
I gotcha. I found out long ago that if I post a message and then hit the refresh button to see any replies or whatever that it would repost my message. It drove me crazy 'til I figured it out. Thumbs up
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