Tomato planting

Tomato planting

Today along with Naomi we planted 150 tomato plants. Varieties included Amish paste, Brandywine, Cosmonault, Peacevine, Taxi,. Since all of thaws are vining …
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Question by Raider Steve: My tomato plant is looking limp. Should I be concerned?
I planted a tomato plant a few months back and I have had a green tomato on this plant for about a month and a half but it has not turned red yet. The plant has looked real weak lately and my uncle said it was because I was watering the leaves and the hairs on the leaves don’t like water and this can cause mold. Alot of tomatoes are still growing on the plant but it looks almost dead. Should I be concerned or just keep watering it daily like I do?

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Answer by Texperson
Be sure the soil isn’t getting soggy. It should not require daily watering and you may be killing it with too much water.

Feel the soil and unless it’s dry, don’t water, and your uncle is right, don’t water from the top, water the roots when there is no sun directly on the plant.

Give it some fertilizer and quit watering every day and it may revive.

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  1. I LOVE TOMATOES….tomato jam, fried green tomatoes, tomato sandwiches,
    this lady is going to have a lot, tomato juice, salsa, canned soup
    tomatoes, catsup. Stock up now you’all.

  2. Tomatoes wilt both from too little and too much water. I don’t know how much water you’re giving it, but don’t water it daily. Frequent watering encourages shallow roots, and mold also, but if you had mold, you’d be able to see it. If it just looks limp (no spots on the leaves, no brown or discolored leaves), it may be bacterium wilt, and there’s nothing you can do for it. Don’t feed it until it revives, you can stress it even more. Good luck…

  3. Definitely too much water. Instead of watering every day, water only when the soil is getting dry. For an established plant, you can probably get away with one good watering every week. If you are getting an inch or more of rain each week, you probably don’t need to water at all. It is true that tomatoes don’t like to get their leaves wet. Use a watering can and water at the base of the plant only. It’s also better to water early in the morning, so that the leaves that do get wet will have time to dry by the following night, when they are mostly likely to mold.

  4. absolutely

  5. first of all if soil is to dry the plant is thirsty, water a little more.

    if the soil is to wet it won’t support anything.

    it could be malnourished. add supplements

  6. I agree with the too much water scenario. Just one more thing. If you have planted near black walnut trees, tomatoes are one plant that are susceptable to the secretions from the tree. The symptom is droopy green limbs and eventual plant death. The tree can do the damage through the ground, leaves falling, or heavy rain condensate from the tree two the tomato.

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