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Name: Carol Noel
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AlohaHoya
May 29, 2012 10:58 PM CST
My tomato plants are tall...but really small leaves and they look kind of pathetic.... what could be wrong? I grow them in pots...have fertilized and added dolomite recently.... why so sick looking? They are setting to bloom.....but rather pathetically. I am fertilizing with Miracle Gro for TOMATOES>...
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Patti1957
May 29, 2012 11:27 PM CST
What kind of tomatoes are you growing? Some tomato plants are more fragile looking. Some of the heart varieties have real wispy foliage. Can you get a picture?


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AlohaHoya
May 31, 2012 11:21 PM CST
Right....I'll get a picture. They are Romas I am growing...small fruit.... And the tips of the leaves and turning brown...dying...????????? Never have seen this problem. Last year my 'maters grew like topsy and were really healthy!!! Confused
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dave
Jun 1, 2012 7:22 AM CST

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The brown leaf tips might be indicating too much fertilizer...
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Horseshoe
Jun 1, 2012 3:49 PM CST
Ditto what Dave said. And M-Gro might just do that if not mixed correctly. Either that or your potting mix might not be fully broken down and your plants/pots are heating up.

Looking forward to pics if you have some.

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Name: Carol Noel
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AlohaHoya
Jun 2, 2012 12:17 AM CST
Roger Roger....makes sense! Thanks. Piccies tomorrow..... Thumbs up
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Name: Carol Noel
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AlohaHoya
Jun 3, 2012 6:00 PM CST
OK...sorry for the delay...kinda busy these days.... Whistling

Here's the piccie...Thumb of 2012-06-03/AlohaHoya/aa0990

How can I reverse the damage...just wait until it washes all out...they are in large containers...and we get about 10"+ per month. Glare
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Patti1957
Jun 3, 2012 8:33 PM CST
It looks like maybe a fungus and if you receive 10"+ a month that might be the cause. Do you have a fungus spray? It wouldn't hurt even if it is not a fungus so I would try that and see what happens.


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AlohaHoya
Jun 3, 2012 11:26 PM CST
Hmmmm I have Serenade... will that work. Never have had a fungus on tomatoes...which means nothing, of course!!! Whistling
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Patti1957
Jun 4, 2012 1:17 PM CST
I have not used Serenade but from what I have read I think it will work. Dave and Shoe may have other ideas on what it might be after the get a look at the photo.


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AlohaHoya
Jun 10, 2012 11:24 PM CST
SOLVED! Glare I pulled them out of their large pots and discovered that I had given them a good dose of Epsom Salts (magnesium and an acidifier) and burned them...they were hurting. SO...with rejuvenated soil and new plants I am looking forward to a bumper crop!!!!! Green Grin!
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