tomatoes & zuccini - Knowledgebase Question

fresno, Ca
Question by daviskirby
May 16, 2009
My leaves on my tomatoe plants are turning yellow at the base of the plant so are the leaves on my zuccini. Am I over watering? I water them only when the leaves droop. They are in containers. Thank you, Diana

Answer from NGA
May 16, 2009


Yellowing of the lower (oldest) leaves isn't all that unusual with tomato and zucchini plants. As long as your plants are putting out healthy new growth, they are just fine. Snip off the yellowing leaves and water thoroughly when the top two inches of potting soil is dry. (Dig your finger down into the soil - if it is still moist two inches down, you won't need to water; if it's dry, it's time to water).

Good luck with your garden!

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