Hello. This is my 1st time on this forum. Thanks, in advance, to all those providing valuable information.
I have 2, 3 mo old Durban Poison, outdoor each in 3’x3’x1.5’ raised beds w/ cedar wood sides. Both have drooping leaves w/ some yellowing. In the morning, the leaves look pretty healthy, except for the yellowing. They start to droop as the day wears on. Southern Calif days have had highs in the low 80s, rh 45% during the past month.
Soil is 100% Fox Farm Ocean Forest. Ph 6.5-7.5. I’ve been watering about 2 times/week, 4gals/plant. Once/wk with fertilizers.
Did a flush 2 weeks ago. Haven’t watered since.
I don’t get it. I took off the bottom cedar boards to get a good look at the soil base. It feels just moist & not soggy. Lite & airy. What I believe to be ideal growing conditions.
I had an irrigation leak that saturated the ground on one side of the beds, but not in the grow space. Could this prevent proper drainage? But then, why is their continued drooping when the growing medium is not saturated? Is it possible that saturated soil did occur about 2 weeks ago, robbed the roots of oxygen for a brief time, triggered the symptoms & now it’s just taking a long time to recover?
Any ideas, thoughts would be greatly appreciated.