John Polk wrote:
I often see advice that says "water twice per week", or "water once per week", but they aren't telling you what kind of weather/soil conditions they are dealing with.
Have you seen little beetles on your beet greens?
It looks like some kind of air pollution. I read that radiation can make the soil too alkaline. Can't remember where I read that. I am in NW Arkansas and my garden is not thriving for no reason. I finally put some sulpher down today to see if that helps. I've been using urine, enzymes, and seaweed, rock powders, paramagnetic rock powder - can't use fish emulsion until I finish fencing dogs and cats out. It's been the toughest year to garden I can remember in 40 years. People who have hoop houses seem to be doing the best.
Most amendments went in last fall or this spring. Only the liquids during summer. The beans and tomatoes are strange. They looked good, but did not produce. Squash and cukes also. I didn't have many pollinators, only a few. No one gardens anywhere near me, exept some flowers here and there. And most people gave up on watering weeks ago. It was over 100 for many weeks.
I used to filter my garden water. Maybe that's it. I bet there's more chlorine than usual,even, because of the heat - water comes from Beaver Lake. Oddly, the celery did well. Also kale and collards are still fine. It's the tomatoes that mystify me.
My garden seems to be in trouble! Two days ago it was beautiful and green. I know it's not heat stress because I have been watering it faithfully. I don't see any bugs on the plants. The problem is all over the garden on all the plants. Even my herbs look sick. Any help would be welcome.
I just had to deal with an infestation of squash bugs. Everything was going great and then suddenly everything is not so good!