Tomato Plant - Knowledgebase Question

Matteson, Il
Question by cmdmax
June 21, 2009
I have a tomato plant in a Topsy Turvey. The leaves are turning yellow. What is the problem. Also I water every day. Is that to much. And finally, is epsom salt good to use for this veggie.

Answer from NGA
June 21, 2009


It can be difficult to provide just the right amount of water when growing upside down plants. The theory is that you thoroughly soak the planting media each time you water and the excess will drain out the bottom. If you use potting soil instead of garden soil, and plant at the top of the planter so the roots grow downward, your plants should be okay if you water when the top inch of soil is dry and add water until it drains out of the bottom of the container. Try giving your plants less frequent water applications and they should be fine. Epsom salts is a good form of magnesium. If your soil is lacking in that mineral, you can add some epsom salts. Good luck with your tomatoes!

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