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    Daphne1411 is offline Germinator
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    Default Dark green and Light green leaves on Tomato Plants

    I have plants with lighter green leaves, my mother in laws plants have dark green leaves. All the plants are very healthy and strong. Mine have lots of flowers and small tomatoes. Mums have few flowers, no toms but lots of foilage.
    All plants are from the same seed batch. My plants are in a tub with ordinary compost, mums are in a tomato growbag. Why are the leaves different shades of green?

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    Don't worry, yours are doing fine. The whole point is to get tomatoes to produce fruit, therefore you don't feed them till the fruit is set. It sounds as if your Mum's plants have been treated too well. Start feeding yours now with liquid tomato feed once a week.

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    Thanks for your reply. Mums plants are in a tomato growbag, so I told her not to feed them as I thought there would be enough 'feed' in a proper tomato growbag? I know shes not feeding them any extras but just watering. I'm flummoxed as to why she has so many leaves and much darker than mine?
    Mine get full sun almost all day, mums get sun afternoons.

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    Daphne, you can get minor changes in leaf colour, size etc according to growing conditions. The plants are not clones. Your skin might be darker than mine according to how much sun we have had and my potatoes ready before yours according to growing conditions. There are just so many variables in there.
    Don't worry about the colour of the tomato leaves - you're not going to eat them.

    From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.

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