why are my tomato leaves yellow?

esthermgrApril 16, 2009

I put out some tomato plants the week before Easter (I know- a bit early, but I got carried away...) and then we had that late freeze. I covered them and they lived fine but now one of them has yellowing leaves.

Here's my question- do ya'll think it's the cold or some nutrient deficiency in the soil?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
satellitehead(z8 ATL Metro)

i would think it's the cold, assuming it's uniform yellowing; temps have been below 50 degrees at night regularly, and we've have two freezes in the last month. have you ever grown in this spot before? did you have problems then?

if leaves are wilting on random branches (but staying green) it's probably a wilt, like verticillium wilt. not something you want.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2009 at 11:48PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
esthermgr

I've never grown in this spot before- it's a new house. But the neighbors says he grows beautiful tomatoes right next to that spot. So I don't think there are any fungal diseases that overwintered.

The yellowing is pretty uniform- the veins don't seem to be greener or yellower than the rest of the leaf, and it's all over the plant. Let's hope it's the cold and that my plant will perk up when it gets warmer. If not, oh well- I'll just have to plant more seedlings to take its place!

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 9:38AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

We think of tomatoes as annuals, but really they are tropical plants that dislike temperatures below 50 degrees. I think your yellowing is cold nights.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 10:27AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ribbit32004

The ones I put out early are a bit on the yellow side as well. They're perking up nicely these last few days. I'd give them some time, don't water them for a while (that can yellow leaves as well) since we've had so much rain and it's supposed to rain again soon and see how they do.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Corner Yard

    Bookmark   April 17, 2009 at 8:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
inthegarden2009

Yes i think it is the temperatures as well. I have over a thousand planted and they all did that at two separate plots.since we have been in the 80s my plants are off like a rocket.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 1:00PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
langstonroy9_gmail_com

I have rather bright yellowing on new tomato plants, planted in earth box one week ago. It is in the approximate center of the plant. Being in an earth box with new soil and fertilizer I don't think the cause is water or nutrient. I have treated with fungicide. This is the first time I've encountered this problem. Any ideas?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 12:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

I simply remove the yellow leaves.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 5:21PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Where should I plant a fatsia japonica?
Other than, in a milder climate. I've had it in a pot...
esga
have: have: composted horse manure
I have composted horse manure on my farm, looking to...
horsecompost
Shade Garden Ideas Help
I am renting a townhouse that has a 4X4 foot square...
jerseygarden123
Baptisia arachnifera (wild indigo, hairy false indigo)
I understand this is a native Georgia plant. I have...
Evenshade 8a
Where to find African Violets in Atlanta
Does anyone that uses this forum know a nursery in...
frankielynnsie
Sponsored Products
Porcelain Floor & Wall Tile: Daltile Flooring Ayers Rock Golden Ground 13 in. x
$6.82 | Home Depot
Oatmeal and Quince Yellow Polyester Filled 20 x 20 Pillow
$69.60 | Bellacor
Quince Yellow and Pewter Polyester Filled 22 x 22 Pillow
$51.60 | Bellacor
Darya Rugs Ikat, Yellow, 4'7" x 7'2" M1675-115
Darya Rugs
Trunk SO Pendant
Lightology
Colonial Mills Botanical Isle Chenille Braided Area Rug - Pink Punch - BI70R024X
$22.98 | Hayneedle
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™