I'm new to gardening. We live in a semi tropical zone and planted some
string beans early October. The 9 plants climbed the 2.5m poles we placed
and appeared to be doing fine when all of a sudden the leaves in the center
area of the plant have wilted and fallen off. The top of the plants are
doing OK and the bottom is doing better. There is no evidence I can see of
insect or disease. Temperatures have been 25 - 30 C and plenty of rain. We
purchased the soil for our little garden, perhaps we should fertilize?
Everything else, broccoli, carrot, garlic, lettuce, tomato and celery is
pH drop. The local nursery sold me some soil sulphur when I had fungal
root rot in my English Ivy. It worked. I just followed package
directions, then followed up two weeks later with some soil flora powder.
"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them,
Hmmm - fungus.. maybe a soap solution sprayed on? Nothing visible on the
stalks. I forgot to mention all 9 plants are doing it, they all started
within days of each other and the leaves are dropping where they attach at
the stalk. I will explore a fertilizer that has sulfur in it. We are trying
to be as chemical free in this project as possible. I just discovered, much
to my dismay, that lettuce actually has a flavor to it!
Thanks for the responses.
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