We have been trying to grow for 3 years now and every year it’s the same thing - the plants are healthy and happy for a few months, then suddenly die over about a week. We’ve grown indoors, outdoors, in containers, in the ground - makes no difference.
It starts with yellowish/whitish spots on the leaves, then the leaves start turning brown, the plant wilts, and it dies. Nothing we have tried even slows down the progression.
Here are our current 3 plants, which are all in different stages of this process:
And here are close-ups of the leaves of the middle plant:
We have been fighting a fungus that is all over our yard and haven’t ruled that out, but we have been treating the plants with a baking soda and water solution for several weeks. It made no difference to these plants, but has been clearing up the fungus in our other plants.
Our water is on the acidic side and I confess that we have not been adjusting the ph - we just water from the hose.
Any ideas? Thank you!