So lately I've noticed something disturbing in my bog. After a strong start to the growing season, many of my plants seem to be suffering from untimely demises.
This is my second year with the bod garden so I'm not sure what's wrong as the situation hasn't changed since last year with the exception that my plants have better access to the soil. (Last year they were in pots that I placed in the bog soil until the pants could be properly transplanted, which I did on early spring this year.)
I have mostly Sarrs in the bog with a few other plants. Three of the Sarrs in one half of the bog were doing well, they put up flower stalks and began putting out pitchers. Without warning, all of the flower stalks collapsed and the plants began to shrivel up. My VFTs also seem to be struggling, but the other part of the bog is unaffected.
I checked for signs of insects and fungus but didn't see anything on the surface. I suspect that it may be a fungal infection that is attacking the rhizomes, but I don't know for certain.
I'm hoping it's not Sarracenia Rhizome Rot, because that would likely doom the rest of the Sarrs in the bog as well, unless I replace the soil and quarantine them (something that I can't do in my current situation.)
Is there a way to better diagnose what is killing my plants? Maybe there's something I'm missing?
I would appreciate any advice on how to better understand and identify the problem so I can treat it. Thanks.