Help with sick vegetables


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Help! Is my soil killing my vegetables? I did a mix of compost (municipal, not sure if it has persistent herbicides), coco coir, and perlite. The plants have gotten azomite and Espoma organic garden tone as fertilizer. All plants are suffering, tomatoes, peppers, radish, squash. Is the tomato going to die since the top stem is turning brown and soft? The other tomato we planted in normal potting soil is doing just fine.
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Oh my goodness, your plants look the exact same way mine has done in my raised bed and it stumps me to! I guessed it was low fertility! Something missing in the soil! And have you been getting a lot of rain lately? That might be another cause to.
 
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Organic fertilizers are not very nutrious. May I suggest using Scotts Humas and Manure, and fertilize with regular Miracle-Gro mix-up-in-the-watering-can plant food? I use it, and it works great! Oh, and NEVER use Sta-Green brand of potting, or garden soil. Low fertility, plants will turn yellow in that garbage.
 
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As for the tomato, I don't think it will pull through as bad as it looks. When mine look like that, that's a bad sign for me, so I discard it. My raised garden looks sickly as well, because we have been getting way too much rain. Rain can cause the soil to back-splash onto your plants enticing diseases as well. Spreading grass clippings or hay or straw around the base of your plants before a rain helps with that. Or do what I do... cover it all up with buckets! Good luck!
 
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Quinclorac and some other herbicides commonly used in lawn weed eradication state in the documentation that they exist 2 years or more. Those leaves look chemically stressed to me.
 
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My tomatoes will look that bad and I don't use any lawn herbicides. Do you keep the soil fresh in your garden? Changing it out might help. Add just plain dirt like a topsoil and add some leaf mulch or compost with it.
 

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