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QUESTION: Overwatering Tomatoes?

comments (6) August 21st, 2010

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My tomato plant get leaves that get yellow, then dry out. My crop on my tomatoes is not very good. Also they do not get very big.

Am I watering them too much?

Thank you


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joeypage42 writes: I like this.
Posted: 5:35 am on August 6th
cavanilyn writes: like it
Posted: 3:00 am on June 25th
toriwilson writes: gud share
Posted: 1:36 am on June 25th
machirano writes: very nice
Posted: 7:32 am on June 22nd
tomsculpture writes: Usually the yellowing of leaves usually means that there is not enough iron in the soil. Also adding a good 10-20-10 fertilizer might help. Don't add too much and make sure it is totally dissolved in the soil or it will burn the plants.
Next year try to work it into the soil before you plant. Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), and Sulfur (S) are essential to the good growth of plants. One can get them from ashes from your fireplace, broken pieces of wallboard, coffee grounds, sawdust, Manure, and iron filings also worked into the ground.

I found it takes at least three years to get a good rich soil loam.
Posted: 6:17 pm on May 18th
frumer71 writes: I have tomatoes in the ground and in pots. Both get equal water. The soil in the ground has a good amount of compost mixed in put the potted plants have potting soil. Tomatoes in pots are turning yellow but the ones in the ground are very healthy. I suspect it is a soil and/or fertilizer issue... just my novice opinion ;-)
Posted: 12:16 pm on August 24th
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