Balloon Flower Plant Leaves Are Turning Yellowish Green

Question From: P. BARKER - Huntsville, Texas, United States
Q: Why is the leaves on my balloon flowers turning yellowish with still some green and been like that for about a month, the leaves are not dying though just turning yellowish green. Do they need some kind of special fertilizer or maybe too much water. I planted them in a new raised garden bed. Thanks

A: Do not fertilize this late in the season. Let nature take its course but water to keep the soil moist. Extreme heat does bad things to plants. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy