Is this a nutrient thing or a pruning thing

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Is this a nutrient thing or a pruning thing
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:34 »
Hi

After a few glorious weeks of courgette soup, courgette cake, courgette frittata etc my courgette plants don't look so well. There are new leaves coming through but a lot of them look really poorly. Brown, rotting dry. I wasn't sure if this is just them dying after a few months of greatness or if they are crying out for some food. I normally feed them once a week with tomato food. I have an images attached. Any help or advice is greatly welcome. Thanks again.

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Re: Is this a nutrient thing or a pruning thing
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 12:50 »
They probably think they've done enough by now!

Take off the old leaves which are contributing nothing to the plant and will encourage mildew, and try a general purpose liquid feed which will contain more nitrogen and possibly other micronutrients which they may be lacking.

That may be enough to give them enough of a kick start to produce a few more fruits.
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Re: Is this a nutrient thing or a pruning thing
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 14:50 »
Brill thanks for the advice. And fingers crossed. One more thing when cutting off the dead leaves do I cut at the top of the stall near the leaf or the base of the stalk near the main plant stalk. Thanks again

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Re: Is this a nutrient thing or a pruning thing
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 15:09 »
Near the base - just pull them off, or cut them off if you prefer.



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