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Posted on 07 July 2009 by tomatocasual.com

Reader Questions: Wilting Buds and Watering Containers

watering-tomatoesBy Vanessa Richins

From Andy:

“I have 2 old German’s planted for about 40 days, they are approx 3′ tall , look healthy as can be BUT the buds stem and all wilt and drop off? The leaves around them wilt also, any suggestions?”

Hello Andy. If it was just the blossoms I would be inclined to saythat it was a case of blossom drop, but it sounds like something else when the leaves are wilting too.

Have you noticed any spots or discolorations on the wilting parts?

There are some wilts that can affect tomato plants, but most have rings
or spots of some kind, along with abnormal colors.

Check out this article about Tomato Wilt Problems from the University of Tennessee Extension service. If none of those match, send us a picture so we can see what’s going on a bit better. I hope it clears up soon!

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Posted on 10 June 2008 by tomatocasual.com

Understanding Yellow Tomato Leaves

By Vanessa Richins

When I went into work today, my friend greeted me with the question:

“Why are my tomato plant’s leaves yellow?”

If only there was a simple answer to this. There are many different factors that can cause tomato plants to develop yellow leaves.

Here are some of the most common reasons:

  • Under-watering: When plants don’t get enough water, they start to wilt and lose color. Under-watered plants are also more prone to attack from diseases and pests.
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