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sudden tomato plant death

Posted by tjames (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 10, 09 at 4:22

hi guys, i'm new to growing and have just experienced one of my two plants dying. They are in a big pot, and facing south (all day, on my window lege) and have grown very fast. One is beefsteak (big boy) and the other alicante. Approx they're both 30-40cm high. Suddenly in the last day or two the beefsteak has wilted and looks about to die. The main stalk is still verticalm but the branches and leaves have shrivelled a bit (although still green). The flowers are out. The alicante looks completely fine and looks very strong. So I'm confused why the first has suddenly gone wrong. There are no marks on the leaves, the only think is that there are small bulbous mounds on the stalk at the first 2 inches above the soil.

I've watered it a lot, and have once a week used Tomorite. The soil is damp so i can't expect I've underwatered. Could i have overwatered? Or applied too much Tomorite? Or perhaps its been a bit too cold and windy the last few days?

As i say the other is completely fine! If i can upload a photo I will try. Any help greatly appreciated.

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