Wilt or disease on zinnias and squash, cucumbo

Asked June 11, 2019, 11:13 AM EDT

I planted seeds, came up, looked good. Friday they had turned brown and wilting. Why? Beans next to them were fine. Also the tops of my tomato plants look to be covered with sparkles and beginning to wilt I will try to send pictures

Prince George's County Maryland vegetables abiotic issues zinnias tomatoes

1 Response

This looks like cultural and environmental issues and does not look like disease and pest problems. Look at our page on environmental problems like poor drainage, poor soils, wind, hail damage, etc. and how to remedy this. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/stunted-growth-vegetable-seedlings-and-transplants

Plants can wilt due to too much moisture or not enough moisture. Check the drainage in the area. See more https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/wilting

Take a look at our page on each vegetable that you are growing for proper care
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/tomatoes

The zinnias look beat up. See if they grow out of it. If not replant. You can replant until the end of July. See more on zinnias. https://extension.psu.edu/zinnias-for-the-home-garden

Marian