Over fertilization of plants #129783 - Ask Extension


Over fertilization of plants #129783

Asked May 25, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT

I think we have over fertilized our transplanted veggies. the leaves are curling, some are burned, and there is white salt like deposits on others. Can you advise what we should do?

Douglas County Oregon

Expert Response

If the outer margins of the leaves are burned, and you are seeing white crusting like salt buildup on plants and or soil that is a good possibility. Leaf curl too can be a sign. Just water the plants deeply to leach the salts away from the tender young root systems. Water more than you normally would to get the salts below the top 6 inches of soil. The plants should grow out of their problem if in fact it is excess fertilizer.  
Steve Renquist Replied May 28, 2013, 4:34 PM EDT

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