Yellow lower leaves Southern Calif

oceano(Calif)July 28, 2009

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Tomatoes in new raised bed with all new soil (sterile compost) from Home Depot.

Plants show yellowing of lower leaves. After a week leaves and affected stems wither and fall. Some upper leaves are curled. I remove yellowed branches as they develop so plants in these photos have lost 20 percent of lower foliage.

Although soil was sterile the stakes were five years old and had been used for tomatoes before.

A cherry tomato plant (moto) was entirely destroyed andhas been removed. It roots had a fungus like appearance, or seemed rotted and otherwise unhealthy.

Andy diagnosis appreciated.

Here is a link that might be useful: tomato problems

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chillilover(Zone 6b)

Mine looks the same I was wondering what it is too?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2009 at 2:42PM
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I have the same problem! I cant figure it out. Have you found any answers?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2009 at 6:59PM
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chillilover(Zone 6b)

I was told it was due to growing it in a small pot.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 7:27PM
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I believe I slowed the progress of whatever it is by weekly application of neem oil. There are no visible insects, however. The plants are still alive but growing slowly, with a wilted appearance, many curled leaves, and fruit that never seems to achieve maturity. I should plow them under but figured it would be interesting to see what happens.

You'd think tomato diagnosis would be easy enough, but it is very confounding. I've varied watering, fertilizing, spraying, pruning, and sun-shielding among the 6 plants, with spectacularly ambiguous results. One of them is quite healthy despite everything, the others show no reaction to any of my tests.

I cant even water them to death or dry them out to death. They are sick THEIR WAY.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2009 at 7:40PM
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I don't do anything besides spray with compost tea every three weeks. I would guess either Fusarium wilt or early wilt from the photo, just a guess.

Most folks seem to plant the tomatoes too close together.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 1:30PM
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