Hello all. I am located in zone 6 West Virginia. I am having problems with Okra, Topcrop Stringbeans, Cukes, Peppers, Squash, and Zukes. Here in WV, we have clay soil. We ammended the soil with Hummus, manure a 10-10-10 fertilizer and top soil. No lime. We were told that it was to late to add. With my okra, I have 6 plants and I have only harvested 2 pods. I know that you have to harvest in order to grow and that is what I did. With the topcrop stringbeans, the same thing 10 beans on 6 plants. This is really not enough to harvest for 1 person( I have a family of 4). What is wrong? Pollenation, watering, or fertilizer? Can I hand polinate Okra and Stringbeans?
My Cuke leaves are a crunchy and often tear when I am looking through them for cukes. Watering?
My Peppers are losing leaves from the bottom? Some with fruit and some without.
And finally my Zukes and Squash, Blossom Rot. I did read that it may be a calcium def. I bought Bone Meal to try to fix but I am still unsure. I have thrown alot of them away because of this. I have since added Bone Meal to my fruiting veggies because maybe they all need it since no lime was added.
Maybe I am not giving them a chance after adding the Bone Meal or maybe I jumped the gun by adding the Bone Meal. Desparately seeking help.