Yellow Leaves on Tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Flushing, NY
Question by cjan0
May 25, 1999
I transplanted tomatoes to the garden about two weeks ago. The center of the leaves have started turning yellow and is spreading outwards. What is causing this?

Answer from NGA
May 25, 1999


Your tomato plants may very well be reacting to the stress of being transplanted into the garden. If the foliage has been protected from direct sunlight until now it's very likely tender and becoming sunburned. Young tomato plants generally lose their lowest leaves, and it's nothing to be concerned about. As it adapts to growing in the garden it will develop new, healthy leaves.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:



[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Cedrus atlantica"