patio tomato plant - Knowledgebase Question

chicago, Il
Question by yvonnemitche
July 10, 2009
I have a patio tomato plant that I bought from HD.The leaves are turning yellow and the tomatoes seem to have stop getting bigger. Can they be saved?


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Answer from NGA
July 10, 2009

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It is normal for tomato plants to lose their lower leaves. As the leaves age they turn yellow. But yellowing leaves can also be a sign of overwatering or a need for fertilizer. If you recently transplanted your patio tomato it may just be adjusting to its new spot and has suspended growth until the roots re-establish. I'd continue to give it good care - water thoroughly and then allow the top half inch of soil to dry out between waterings, give it lots of sunshine and a light feeding with a water soluable fertilizer. It should perk up so. Hope you have a great harvest!

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