Why are my plants wilting?

There’s nothing worse than walking outside, looking at your beloved tower to see one or more plants are wilting. Well, apart from seeing your dog run across the yard with one of your kale plants in her mouth! That’s pretty bad too.  Either way, panic sets in and everything else you were planning to do goes out of the window.

Our plants may wilt for one or more of many reasons.  Figuring out what is causing yours to wilt can be tricky, unless you follow the handy dandy flow chart I created. Click on the image below to open it full screen!

Start at the top and work your way through the chart performing the checks along the way.

Why are my plants wilting?

The flow chart and process of elimination applies when most of your plants are wilting.  If just a few of your plants are wilting they may be diseased or simply not very heat tolerant.

9 Thoughts on “My plants are wilting, what could be causing this?”

    • If you click on the image it opens up full page, from there you can save it. You will then be able to open and zoom in.

  • I’m not having a problem with wilting, but am wondering what is going on with the yellow summer squash plant. This is the third time trying squash plants. Everything looks fine with them until the squash sets on and gets to be about 1-2 inches long. It then gets soft and drops off. So far the zucchini are doing ok, but not the yellow squash. It is very warm here, but I keep the resevoir full and we run it on all day and 15 min, intervals through the night. In sun about 8 hrs. Help.

  • I haven’t had a problem with wilting until I harvest! While working away cutting leaves of lettuce, kale or chard, some of them wilt before I can get them inside! Heat??

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