Is tomato over watered? Under watered? Over fertilized? (pics)

Anthony NguyenFebruary 27, 2012

I put this tomato plant in the ground 6 days ago. 4 days ago it started getting droopy like this. And today it is still droopy. I read somewhere in this forum that if the leaves curl upwards then it is overwatered.

It has been overly windy here in Austin, but that was 3 days ago. Not windy anymore 2 days ago. Highs were 80 lows were 45 around when it started drooping. Now highs are 68 and lows 50.

I don't think I'm over watering it as I am watering it deep every 2-3 days. I did plant it so that I buried 4-6 inches of the stem. I also put a handful of espoma garden-tone. Some of it under the plant, and some of it above the original root system but below soil level. I added osmocote slow release granules under and over the original root system. From Nguyen's Garden From Nguyen's Garden

Also does anyone know why randomly, some of my seedlings have these burnt looking coytldons. No fertilizer has touched my seedlings. Maybe the flourescent bulb is too close? I know they haven't rested/touched the leaves. From Nguyen's Garden

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terrybull

were they hardened off properly? seedlings look fine too me.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 9:47AM
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Anthony Nguyen

I bought them from lowes/home depot. So I would assume they were hardened off since they have been hanging outside in their outdoor area?

Some of them have that dried up burnt looking tips like this.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 11:43AM
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ralleia(z5 Omaha, NE)

I don't think that anything really looks wrong with the big tomato. It might not have appreciated the temps down to the 40s that one night, but it will recover. If there's anything else wrong with it, it is not pronounced enough to be identified. Just let us know if anything starts to look bad.

For the seedlings, the dried up tips look like they didn't get enough water at some point. They're fine now, even the ones with the burnt tips. They just dried out sometime in the last week. If they are on a heat mat, this can accelerate the water loss from the plants if the soil medium dries out.

The fluorescents won't burn them. I often let my seedlings touch the lamps.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 1:08PM
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ikea_gw

Just a guess about the seedlings. Sometimes when the cotyledons don't release from the seed coat cleanly quickly, the part caught inside the seed coat for a while will look like that. I wouldn't really worry too much about them as long as the brown does not spread further.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 5:07PM
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ovais

my plants are 3 weeks old from the time of seed germination and now some of the plant's cotyledons curling up and tip is turning brown. i have germinated them in coco coir and did not use any nutrient for first 10 days. please Help!!!

    Bookmark   September 25, 2012 at 3:45AM
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