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Newly transplanted tomato plants turning yellow

Posted by greenbeans Southern WI (My Page) on
Thu, May 24, 07 at 8:34

Ok -

I started my own tomato seedlings this year indoors and they looked great! Until I planted them outside. I'm hoping it's just a temporary stress from the move, but I'd like to hear what you all think...

The bottom leaves on most are turning yellow.
Some leaves, typically on the bottom, are curling a bit.
They're all less than a foot tall at this point.

I planted them in a new garden patch - I dug up some of our lawn last fall and added compost earlier this spring. Perhaps the drainage isn't very good?

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RE: Newly transplanted tomato plants turning yellow

probably just a temporary adjustment. Wouldn't worry about it too much.

RE: Newly transplanted tomato plants turning yellow

Same boat here. I put half of mine out two weeks ago and the other half last weekend. I hardened them off for at least a week but when I put them in the ground they got a little yellow on me. I think it's just them adjusting to the outside world. The ones I put out two weeks ago are started to develop lots of new green leaves over the past few warm days, so I think they're okay. I also think it was a bit cold for them when I first put them out (I'm near the lake) and it took some warmer weather to get them growing.


RE: Newly transplanted tomato plants turning yellow

Mine are sulking also. I agree with Mike, the cool nights are not doing the warm season vegs any favors. We haven't had much rain (by me at least) so water if dry.

RE: Newly transplanted tomato plants turning yellow

Thanks for the responses. I'll keep watering and hope for the best!

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