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Tomato plant leaves curling, wilting, and turning yellow

Posted by nycbos California (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 12 at 23:14

I'm growing a "Better Boy" tomato plant indoors. I used Miracle-Gro Potting Soil. The plant is beginning to fruit, but in the last few weeks, almost all the leaves have started drying up, curling inwards, and turning yellow.

I'm watering the plant via a pair of irrigation spikes: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002558KJQ/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00. So the plant should be getting enough water. I've also tried watering the plant more, in the hopes that it just wasn't getting enough water, but that doesn't seem to be working either.

Any idea what might be going on?

Thanks so much!


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RE: Tomato plant leaves curling, wilting, and turning yellow

And here are pictures of my tomato plant.

Thanks again!

Here is a link that might be useful: Tomato Plant Pictures


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RE: Tomato plant leaves curling, wilting, and turning yellow

Sorry about your tomatoes. They look grim.

Need considerable info to even attempt to resolve your challenges.

How big a container are they in? Length by width by depth?
And how many in each container?

Are you fertilizing?
If so, with what? what strength? and how often?

As for watering, I trust looking at the potting mix (or soil, when in the garden) and feeling.
How deep is it moist?
Does water run out the bottom when you water?
How often do you water?


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RE: Tomato plant leaves curling, wilting, and turning yellow

Seems like whats happening is they were are low on nutrients, started showing the signs(mainly yellow leaves from not having enough nitrogen) especially now that its blooming it uses more. You noticed and were hoping it was just lacking water and added even more which if anything probably made matters worse by keeping the roots from absorbing what little if any nutrients are left if any from the miracle grow soil.

Of course this just speculation and my theory of whats going on, considering Im assuming that they have not been feed besides what nutrients were in the potting soil. If there were the case I would let the soil get back to how you had it and FEED it!!


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