Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by brianj555 Today at 9:32 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:06 am

» Is there ever enough compost?
by has55 Today at 2:41 am

» Butternut squash, turkey Italian sausage, cannelini bean soup
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:39 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 10:37 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» 2018 - First Annual Seed Swap Week - January 20-28
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 4:02 pm

» Gophers
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:43 am

» SUGA 2017
by SQWIB Yesterday at 7:09 am

» High heat tolerant tomatoes
by walshevak Yesterday at 6:03 am

» Colored Mulch
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 4:36 pm

» Mid-Atl - Jan 2018 - Brrrrrrrrrr! and Happy New Year
by AtlantaMarie 1/15/2018, 6:43 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in January 2018
by sanderson 1/15/2018, 3:53 am

» New England Jan 2018
by hammock gal 1/13/2018, 5:50 pm

» My first Attempt
by 21Actual 1/13/2018, 5:05 pm

» Air Fryer! HELP!
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:26 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson 1/13/2018, 3:24 pm

» Drafts?
by trolleydriver 1/13/2018, 1:18 pm

» Hello from Northern Ontario Eh!
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/13/2018, 1:07 pm

» N&C Midwest—January 2018!!!
by Scorpio Rising 1/13/2018, 11:04 am

» January 2018 Avatar: Surprise Us
by sanderson 1/12/2018, 4:57 pm

» Review of Terms of Service
by Ginger Blue 1/12/2018, 4:02 pm

» DIY Plant Markers
by countrynaturals 1/11/2018, 7:32 pm

» Non flowering sugar and snow peas
by sanderson 1/11/2018, 3:21 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 1/10/2018, 11:19 pm

» California's Drought
by toledobend 1/9/2018, 11:55 pm

» Trellis mod
by brianj555 1/9/2018, 9:19 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by newbeone 1/9/2018, 8:51 pm

» New Composter - Need Help Filling Correctly
by saganco 1/8/2018, 6:00 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

My tomatoes are suffering!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

My tomatoes are suffering!

Post  WendySue67 on 5/17/2011, 12:50 am

I had to break down and plant my tomatoes (romas) a little earlier than is probably wise considering the nasty weather and cold temps we've been having (they were dying in my house). At first the weather cooperated and all was well. Then on Sunday the temperature went up to 80 but we had HIGH winds ALL DAY LONG (40-45 mph sustained) and everything took a beating. Now the weather has turned again--low 40s at night and high 50s during the day with cloud cover and some wind. Needless to say, my tomatoes don't look very good. The leaves are dry (the edges are sort of crispy) and the veins in the leaves have taken on a purple hue. I am covering them with a 6 mil plastic at night to protect them from the lows, but something is going wrong. What is making them crispy and purple? Coincidentally, I planted my peppers at the same time and they look really great.

I should add that I am watering them with about 16 oz. of water each morning. On Sunday when it was hot and the wind was whipping them around I water them a second time in late afternoon.

WendySue67

Posts : 37
Join date : 2011-04-11
Location : Riverton, Utah

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: My tomatoes are suffering!

Post  Miss M on 5/17/2011, 2:10 am

Sorry to hear about your poor, windbattered tomatoes!

I'm thinking the high winds robbed the leaves of their moisture faster than the plants were able to pull water into them. If you are able to construct some sort of windbreak, at least until they get settled well, that would probably help a lot.

You may consider leaving the plastic on them during the day, making sure it is ventilated so you don't cook the plants. That would help hold in some humidity, as well as protect them from the dry winds.

Miss M

Posts : 343
Join date : 2011-03-08
Location : Zone 8b, Coastal & Tropical South

View user profile http://sithrahfarm.com

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum