Peckville, PA, US

gardening interests: Cooking, Culinary Herbs, Edible Landscaping, Fruits and Berries, Medicinal Herbs, Organic Gardening, Sustainable Living, Vegetables

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QUESTION: Problem with Tomato Seedlings

I started tomato seedlings indoors--too early!  Now the plants are 18 to 24 inches high and seem to have developed a problem, especially one plant in particular.  The lowest branches wither...

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Re: QUESTION: Problem with Tomato Seedlings

Thanks for your replies. It turned out to be stress. Having just about given up on the plants, I moved them to the garden. Despite the fact that it was 2 to 3 weeks earlier than I would normally put frost-intolerant plants outside, they thrived and are now as green and healthy as ever. One of the varieties is Burpee's new seedless tomato. I'll post the results of that experiment as soon as the first tomatoes come in, circa July 15-20.