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Home Vegetable Gardening: Taking Care of Root Rot

By : Michael Podlesny

Root rot can affect just about every plant you can think of growing in your home vegetable garden.

Various organisms can cause root rot but the results are basically the same. The plant will begin to wilt and look like it is about to die and the leaves begin to turn yellow.

This process will speed up when the ground is extremely moist or becomes too wet.

Here are some steps you can take to tackle root rot head on and potentially save your harvest.

As soon as you notice a plant has been infected with root rot remove that plant immediately. Failure to do so can result in the condition spreading to other plants.

Get to know the process of brewing your own compost tea. Compost tea is filled with loads of helpful bacteria, enzymes and micro-organisms that will ward off the bad bacteria and micro-organisms. Just remember to start with good quality compost that can be made by allowing organic matter to biodegrade. Once you have compost tea make sure you spray your vegetable garden at the start of the growing season and then every two weeks thereafter.

Before your growing season begins, solarize your soil.


Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.