Gardening basics: Quick ways to diagnose a plant problem

You may immediately want to know "What's wrong with my plant?" when your tomatoes or azaleas appear wan. But don't stop there. Ask a series of systematic questions to diagnose and effectively address the cause of the malady, advises Neil Bell, horticulturist with the Oregon State University Extension Service.

"The principles of diagnosing a plant problem are very similar to going to a doctor or an auto mechanic," Bell said. "The doctor and the auto mechanic are looking for evidence of the root of the issue."

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