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Thread: Tomato wilting

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    raluca is offline Germinator
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    Default Tomato wilting

    Hello,

    A few days ago I noticed some wilting leaves on one of my tomatoes (Sungold). At first I thought it could be too much water, as there was some heavy rain after I had already watered them. (I'm in London, the plants are on a patio, in large tomato planter grow bags, 30-40L, in good quality compost). Then I even considered the plant roots were distressed by the squirrels, who at this time of the year start to hide nuts from a neighbouring tree in my pots, and there was some serious sign of digging in this particular planter. I waited for a couple of days hoping its something that will pass. But it's getting worse, more and more leaves started wilting.

    I noticed some of the wilting leaves are also yellowing, especially on the lower branches, but that only started after the wilting. Also a couple of brown spots, but only on 3-4 leaves. The top of the plant seems fine and is full of flowers and fruit. There are no other signs, such as mold etc. Some aphid spots, but nothing serious.
    I have more than 20 other tomato plants and they all seem fine.

    I'm starting to wonder if this could be blight? Something else?

    Thanks!
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    burnie is online now Veggie gardener
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    I don't think there's any blight, have you been adding liquid feed like Tomorite or similar?
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    If they were my plants id be trimming the bottoms away making sure you only take leaf branches and not flowers or set trusses of tomatoes and then give them a good soaking with tomorite
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    The pot looks really dry...and the leaves look they are floppy and in need of a drink. Are you watering enough? I personally find that a downpour doesn't really give the plant a decent watering, the leaves cover the pot and most of it runs off the plant and misses the pot.
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    Theres a branch on the right above the carrots (in the first photo),it looks like it hasn't been tied in & it's bent right over,the angle of the branch looks upside down. This can cause problems to whatever's attached to it.
    Last edited by Jungle Jane; 07-08-2017 at 03:47 PM.
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    Thank you all.
    The soil did look a bit dry as I had just recently added some leftover compost on top of it.
    Nevertheless, I followed your advice and fed it and gave it a good drink of water yesterday. Will tie it up better and trim some of the lower branches today and see what happens in the following days.
    Hopefully all this will help.
    Always lovely to see how helpful people are here.
    Thanks again!

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    keep us posted on how you get on it would be nice to see an after picture with a load of red toms on it

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