Container Tomatoes Doing Poorly - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Therese Reniche
Lombard, IL
Question by philreniche
July 19, 2000
My Mother has health problems and is unable to garden herself. As a result I have been making containers for her and dropping them off at her house. Last year I put a Patio Tomatoe in a decorative container with Container mix soil. But she only got 6 tomatoes. She waters thoroghtly every day and uses liquid plant food as directed. They are also in full sun. This year I decide to try a standard Beef Steak Tomatoe. Today I saw them and they looked sad. Only 4 tomatoes and they were very small and the plants themselves were small too. Very different from my own in my garden which are about 5 feet tall with bright green leaves. My mother's plants have leaves that are small with a black tinge to them and you can see the veins. She still loves them but I feel like something is terribly wrong. She should have the best tomatoes not the worst. Any suggestions for next year?


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Answer from NGA
July 19, 2000

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salts to a gallon of water) about a week apart and see if that helps. Also be sure that the plants are being kept evenly moist but not overwatered. salts to a gallon of water) about a week apart and see if that helps. Also be sure that the plants are being kept evenly moist but not overwatered.

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