Withering tomato plant

walkie74July 19, 2014

I'm growing two tomato plants on my patio. One is perfectly healthy, aside from some yellow leaves that were probably caused by overwatering. The second one...I have no idea what's wrong with it. It starts to wither, I water it, it perks up for a day or two, and then it goes right back to withering. This picture is about 30 minutes after watering it. I don't think I'm supposed to have to water every other day, right? The temperature is in the low 80s with partial shade.

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michael723(6)

Hey Walkie,

The pot is too small.. And on top of that it seems to only be half way full.. You could try to transplant but that would be difficult now and larger transplants don't take too well.. If it were me I'd prune up the first 3-4 nodes (branches) and fill the pot to the brim with soil.. In the future - 10 gals and up .. Good luck =)

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 7:09PM
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geosankie(5a NEPA)

Also, a black pot in zone 10 may be cooking the roots..try wrapping the pot with aluminum foil to reflect some of the heat. ( don't cover drainage holes) Next year take michaels suggestions about pot size.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 9:48PM
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