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Poor tomato plant..

Post  tazman7 on 5/23/2011, 10:16 pm

Not sure what is wrong with my tomato plant but it looks like it is dying..actually all five of them look like this. Im not sure what is wrong with it. I water it everyday unless it rains. Last week I tried watering it four times instead of all seven.

Anybody have any ideas?

Im wondering if the company my neighbor had spray their weeds got overspray on my garden?

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Re: Poor tomato plant..

Post  Furbalsmom on 5/23/2011, 10:25 pm

Tazman, what kind of temperatures have you had for the last two weeks?

Is your soil damp under the surface?
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Post  tazman7 on 5/23/2011, 10:27 pm

We have been ranging between 50-80 maybe a low of 45 at night.

When I stick my finger in the soil it is moist at the second knuckle.

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Post  Furbalsmom on 5/23/2011, 10:47 pm

Looks more like it is too cool for your tomatoes. They really need night time temperatures of 55 or more and minimum soil temperature of 55 to 60 to prosper.

Check this site from COLORADO STATE EDU

Tomato plants can turn purplish from phosphorus deficiency. If the temperature is too cool, even if there is enough phosphorus in the soil, the plants just can't absorb the phosphorus.

It can correct itself once the soil and nightime temperatures rise.

To take care of them now, they could be covered at night, and the soil needs to be warmed.

Cool temperatures and cool soil are one of our major problems with tomatoes, peppers and eggplant here in the cool, damp PNW.


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Post  The Cynergist on 5/23/2011, 11:24 pm

OMG! The laws against chemical lawn sprays should be universal. Some
people can be so inconsiderate when it comes to what they deem to be
their rights.

I wish I knew what to tell you. I just planted
my tomato plants today. That purplish colour on some of the leaves looks like what I had on my hanging tomato plants last year. I never did figure out what it was.

Do you think maybe a dose of compost might
help? I think there's tomato food on the market too, but I can't vouch
for what might be in it. I don't use Miracle Grow products because of
the dubious practices of it's maker. I also think I remember reading or
hearing that peat moss around your plants might save them. Maybe try
taking off the bottom leaves and pinch out any suckers.

A gardening t.v. show I watch also suggested cutting the bottoms out of some buckets like the ones you can buy at Home Depot and putting them down into the soil to keep your roots warm.

That's all I can think of. I wish I could be more of a definite help to you.
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Re: Poor tomato plant..

Post  Lavender Debs on 5/24/2011, 9:11 am

@Cynergist Girl
Cold weather will do that. Read Firballsmom's post on this thread. Other than adding heat there really isn't much you can do about that until it warms up in your area. Purple leaves are not fatal, just a symptom that it was too early to plant them out. As long as they do not freeze they will poke along until summer warms them up enough to take in the needed nutrient to turn green again.
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Post  The Cynergist on 5/25/2011, 11:26 pm

@Lavender Debs wrote:@Cynergist Girl
Cold weather will do that. Read Firballsmom's post on this thread. Other than adding heat there really isn't much you can do about that until it warms up in your area. Purple leaves are not fatal, just a symptom that it was too early to plant them out. As long as they do not freeze they will poke along until summer warms them up enough to take in the needed nutrient to turn green again.

Mine never did go green though. I had them in those topsy turvy buckets and they stayed like that all summer. Neither did I get a single tomato from them
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