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Why Are My Vegetable Plants Turning Yellow?

By Megan Smith ; Updated September 21, 2017

Vegetable plants turn yellow due to nutrient deficiencies, including a lack of calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, sulphur or manganese. Purchase a fertilizer containing these nutrients to get rid of vegetable yellowing.


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Megan Smith has been a freelance writer and editor since 2006. She writes about health, fitness, travel, beauty and grooming topics for various print and Internet publications. Smith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing from New York University.