I probably turned a little yellow myself. I had, indeed, noticed, but in my usual manner, had been trying to ignore it. I had also developed a convoluted set of theories that explained the problem.
For example: We are downwind of a meat smoking business, which means smells of delicious smokey pork waft over at regular intervals. Tomato plants are vegetarian, right? Therefore, couldn’t it be possible that they were dying from the smell of ham?
COME ON, PEOPLE. If your kid came to you with this theory, you would call them VERY CREATIVE.
But the truth is, I feared blight. I feared air pollution. I feared lack of enough sunlight. Regardless, I know this: The only thing that should be yellow on a tomato plant are the blossoms that lead to actual tomatoes.
And it wasn’t just the tomato plants suffering. The bean plants looked like they were gagging on their own selves. The basil had grown to a certain level and stopped. And even the sage was looking, um, yellow instead of green.
It was time to start doing a little research into the problem.