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tomato problems

tomato problems
Posted by amy from minnesota on 2002-05-21 10:25:57

I planted my tomato plants last weekend and I have never planted a garden on my own and I am wondering what is going on...the tomato plant leaves look a little yellow so last night I tried to cover them in case it is too cold at there any thing that I need to do or should be doing? Help..I don;t want to kill them off..and I would rather not replant them. HELP
  • Tomatoes
    Posted by Kimm from 4a/5b-MI on 2002-05-23 07:23:44

    Since it is still too early here to put tomatoes out in the garden I'd imagine it also is in Minnesota, although the weather we've been having lately may make things a lot different. The yellowing leaves that you see could well be caused by the colder than normal temperatures, limiting nitrogen availability and the plants ability to photosynthesize other necessary nutrients.
    You could make a temporary "greenhouse" from plastic sheeting around the plants that might help warm things up, but you would need to keep a close eye on that in case it suddenly gets warm so the "greenhouse" doesn't then cook the plants.


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