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Post  WendySue67 on 8/8/2012, 9:56 pm

I searched for something on this topic and couldn't find anything, so hopefully this isn't a repeat...

I have 9 tomato plants and most are doing great. I ran out of room in my SFG when I was planting (I overbought on plants because some of them looked like they weren't going to make it) so I had to plant two romas in my yard in the regular soil. They have been growing great until about a week ago when one of them started developing yellow leaves. There are no spots of any kind--just turning yellow and all the leaves feel damp. They are watered 1-2 times a week with a drip irrigation and the soil definitely feels wet. I'm thinking they are turning yellow from overwatering/poor drainage in the crappy soil. Does this seem correct to all you experts out there?

I closed the valve so it wouldn't get watered with the other plants this last time and I will probably just start watering it by hand for awhile (once a week). Should I clip off all the yellowing parts of the plant or is it best to just leave it alone?

Any advice I can get would be super helpful! This is only my second year with a garden so I'm still a struggling newbie. By the way, the bush is enormous and COVERED in tomatoes. They are all suddenly turning red in a hurry. Is it because the plant is stressed? Am I going to lose it altogether or is there hope for recovery?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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Post  camprn on 8/8/2012, 10:19 pm

Welcome back to the forum. Have you amended the soil or recently fertilized those tomatoes with yellowing leaves? Are the leaves curling? Would you be able to post a photo?

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Post  WendySue67 on 8/8/2012, 10:46 pm

I fertilized it a couple of weeks ago with Fertilome Blooming and Rooting (9-59-Cool and it helped it flower like crazy. Up until a week ago it has been very healthy looking. I am actually surprised that this has suddenly happened. There is another Roma right next to it that is smaller and less healthy looking that is fine (they are both watered by a different dripper)

I dug down and stuck my finger in the soil and it is VERY wet...much wetter than I expected it to be.

I will try to get some pictures to post tomorrow when it's light out.

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Post  camprn on 8/8/2012, 10:54 pm

Hmmm... Check this site.
http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/DiagnosticKeys/TomLeaf/TomLeafKey.html

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