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Salmom River Canyon, Riggins I
Catcreekcat
May 4, 2020 3:46 PM CST
When I repoted my tomatoes, the plant stems and leaves curled over severely. I noticed large white fuzzy looking root tendrils in the root ball. The same thing happened to some of the cucumbers I repotted. Was wondering if anyone else had that problem,
Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 4, 2020 6:29 PM CST
Pic please
Of area of concern.
Plant in pot/ground

What was your process in repotting them? What was your target soil?

Did you cut/break any roots?
Did you bury the tomato plant up to its bottom leaves?
Did you water them? How much?

The more info you post, the better help you can get.
Salmom River Canyon, Riggins I
Catcreekcat
May 7, 2020 7:23 AM CST
SoulReaver009 said:Pic please
Of area of concern.
Plant in pot/ground

What was your process in repotting them? What was your target soil?

Did you cut/break any roots?
Did you bury the tomato plant up to its bottom leaves?
Did you water them? How much?

The more info you post, the better help you can get.


I repotted them in a mixture of about 1/3 each potting soil, compost and garden soil. I didn't break any roots and I did bury the up to the bottom leaves. I did water them almost to saturation. From the deformed root wad it almost looks like there was rampant growth.
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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 7, 2020 12:05 PM CST
How did you get that pic? Was that taken during the transplant process or did you rip it out, right now, to take that pic?

The compost you mixed in, was it aged? Did you make it yourself, or buy it from the store?

It could be transplant shock. Just have to wait a few days. It sounds like you did everything spot on. You soaked it. Now let it dry out for 2-4 days. Do not add fertilizer or anything else.

You can water it after 3-4 days when the soil is dry.

Can you show another pic of the plant in its spot right now?

My zucchini plant got "floored" during transplant, but peeled up on the 3rd day. It took this long because I forgot to water the soil! D'Oh!
And like I said, it picked itself back up.

One more question. The leaves, are they dried and crumbly? Or healthy feeling but just droopy?

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