Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by herblover Today at 1:01 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing February 2017?
by trolleydriver Today at 11:43 am

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Today at 11:32 am

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by countrynaturals Today at 11:29 am

» Calling all chicken owners
by countrynaturals Today at 11:26 am

» Cauliflower
by countrynaturals Today at 11:19 am

» New SFG not sure where to go this year
by herblover Today at 10:52 am

» Mid-Atl - Mar 2017 - I'm a seed-a-holic
by Mellen Today at 9:43 am

» Compost for Mel's Mix
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 8:05 am

» Lower South Feb 2017
by mschaef Yesterday at 7:43 pm

» Hello from (near) our nation's capital!
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 7:31 pm

» My Solar Dehydrator at Work
by newbeone Yesterday at 7:19 pm

» Indoor Seed Starting Info?
by sfg4uKim Yesterday at 6:21 pm

» Oh Baby it's getting HOT Outside
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:59 pm

» My name is boffer, and I'm a juicer.
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:45 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 4:39 pm

» Hello from DFW
by RC3291 Yesterday at 12:26 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by Mellen Yesterday at 12:10 pm

» So. California & Inland Valleys -March / April Planting Guide
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:32 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by Kelejan Yesterday at 11:21 am

» How to save ground cherry harvest???
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:13 am

» Hello from Pottstown, PA
by newbeone Yesterday at 7:46 am

» Advice and Preparations for Sweet Potatoes in Wisconsin
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:25 am

» February 2017 Avatar: Time to Wake Up!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:17 am

» Bare Root Fruit Trees
by countrynaturals 2/25/2017, 7:13 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/25/2017, 6:12 pm

» Invasive Tree Roots - Very important topic for newbies.
by sanderson 2/25/2017, 4:25 pm

» Winter Gardens - Photos
by BeetlesPerSqFt 2/25/2017, 12:45 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 2/25/2017, 12:23 pm

» One Very Happy Earthworm!
by countrynaturals 2/25/2017, 11:14 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Yellow and Gray/Brown Leaves on Tomato Plants

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Yellow and Gray/Brown Leaves on Tomato Plants

Post  adamhia on 7/15/2011, 4:37 pm

Hey All! I have some issues with a couple of tomato plants that I'm having trouble identifying. Symptoms include oldest/bottom leaves turning yellow followed by brown/gray. These are leaf stems and the stems also become significantly floppy compared to other healthy stems on the same plant. Any ideas??



adamhia

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-07-15
Age : 34
Location : Chicago, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellow and Gray/Brown Leaves on Tomato Plants

Post  camprn on 7/15/2011, 5:09 pm

That looks to me like a deficiency in nutrition for the plant. If you are using Mel's Mix this could be because of poor quality compost or a pH that is not balanced. I suggest checking pH, feeding your plants and have adequate water for them. How is the rest of the garden doing?
to the SFG Forum! Have you had a chance to read the All New Square Foot Gardening book yet? If you have more questions, use the search feature, you may find the answers there. If not, ask away. Very Happy

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14078
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellow and Gray/Brown Leaves on Tomato Plants

Post  adamhia on 7/15/2011, 6:03 pm

I was thinking that it was some sort of nutrutional issue as well. I'll have a soil test performed to determine pH and identify any nutrient deficiencies. The two plants these pics came from are store bought and still in the soil/pots from the store. I hesitated to put them in garden because of how quickly this issue came about. I am about half way through Mel's book and enjoying it thoroughly!! Thanks for the reply and the welcome!

adamhia

Posts : 2
Join date : 2011-07-15
Age : 34
Location : Chicago, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellow and Gray/Brown Leaves on Tomato Plants

Post  camprn on 7/15/2011, 6:07 pm

Oh jeeze, well that explains it, get those babies into the garden give 'em a drink and they should bounce right back! Very Happy

camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14078
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellow and Gray/Brown Leaves on Tomato Plants

Post  Furbalsmom on 7/17/2011, 4:34 pm

adamhia

Glad to have a new member join us.

Great that you have been reading the ALL NEW SQUARE FOOT GARDENING BOOK and hope you finish it soon. Is your SFG built yet?

As Camprn said, thoses babies need to be planted into something bigger than the seedling pots. They have used up all the nutrition in their little pots and need the wonderful world of Mel's Mix along with a deep drink of water.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

Furbalsmom

Female Posts : 3141
Join date : 2010-06-10
Age : 70
Location : Coastal Oregon, Zone 9a, Heat Zone 2 :(

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Yellow and Gray/Brown Leaves on Tomato Plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


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