kygardener
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what's wrong with my plants?

I've noticed that my recent growth on some of my plants have been smaller and malformed. Does this look familiar? This is my first garden.

There are some other plants that don't look this bad, and others don't show symptoms at all.

habanero:
[img]https://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv147/nickaisha/garden/habanero.jpg[/img]

tomato:
[img]https://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv147/nickaisha/garden/tomato.jpg[/img]

Are they gonners? Can they recover? These are my babies - help!

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Could be lack of fertilizer, a virus, mites, or a fungi. You could spray the plants with neem to take care of mites or fungi, and fertilize the garden, but if its a virus there is not much you can do.
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https://www.tomatogardeningtips.com/tomato_troubleshooting_chart.htm

This is a good chart. Your plants may be damaged by chemicals. But you can look through this site and see what else it might be.
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I might be completely off, but they remind me of the broad leaf herbicide residue-in-horse-manure disaster they had in Britain last spring....

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Thanks all!

A few weeks ago I scattered some coffee grounds and some ashes because I read they are good fertilizer. I have also sprinkled miracle gro pellets on in the last 5-6 weeks.

I have treated my lawn also with a weed killer. I used a small tank sprayer with wand and was very careful to not spray on my plants.

I also thought overfertilization, just because I always worry about that.

I haven't found any pictures online that look like this. These plants have actually been growing quickly. The habanero has been tiny all spring and now it's coming up, but the latest leaves are small and malformed.

Hoping that it will work itself out. I've got some cayene, jalapeno and bell plants that seem to be doing better. My parlsely and basil are great, but my rosemary looks weak and wilted on the new growth.

If it was the coffee grounds/ashes, does it make sense to try to scrape off the top what I can, or is the damage done and it will work its way out?

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Still, that looks a lot like the Aminopyralid damaged tomato and potato photos I've seen. They don't have a very good photo but here's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aminopyralid

I doubt very much that it's the coffee grounds -- I've put them around my plants and know quite a few people who posted. Only damage they've caused for me is when the coffee grounds get on the leaves and are not brushed/washed off right away -- they leave brown spots that are burned into the leaves.

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I can see the similarity. I haven't used any manure on the garden. The soil is a combo of potting soil and peat moss.

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not overfertilized

They definitely don't look over-fertilized...

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that's good to know at least.

Let's say that it was the weed control I sprayed on the yard a month ago, and some trace amounts found their way to the soil ....

I guess it will dissapate and/or work out over time. Any thing I can do though, like watering more/less, fertilizing, etc?

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Or let's say that some of the herbicide drifted on the wind over to the plants and waited for new growth so that it could do its "work."

A much simpler scenario.

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I guess that could have happened. Either way, is there anything I can do at this point?

watering, fertilizing, cut off bad growth, etc?

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