tomato plant - Knowledgebase Question

Hilton Head Island, So
Question by eokeefe
May 7, 2010
I PURCHASED A TOMATO PLANT IN A PLANTER WITH/HERBS. ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A FEW TOMATOES GROWING THE LEAVES ARE TURNING BROWN. WHAT IS WRONG?


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Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010

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It is normal for tomato plants to lose their lower leaves. As the leaves age they turn yellow and then brown. You can simply pull them off the plant. As long as your plant is developing new growth at the top, losing the lower leaves should not be a concern. If all the leaves are turning brown, it could indicate a fungal infection. If so, there will be spots on the leaves before the leaves turn brown. About the only other cause might be overfertilization. Excessive salt build up in the soil can burn the roots and turn the leaves brown. Hope this information helps you determine just what's going on with your tomato plant.

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