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May 4, 2020 6:54 PM CST
Name: Amanda
Austin, TX, USA
I can't tell if this is disease or just overwatering mixed with heat.
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May 4, 2020 7:01 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Looks like underwatering to me.
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May 4, 2020 7:11 PM CST
Name: Amanda
Austin, TX, USA
gardenfish said:Looks like underwatering to me.


The soil meter (accurate for other plants) seems to think it's moist enough Sad

I *did* have a thrip infestation in another plant (still have some thrip babies in squash flowers). :-/
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May 4, 2020 9:10 PM CST
Milpitas, CA
Are the leaves dry and crumbly? When you over water or under water, the leaves wilt and get dry and eventually crumbly.

1-2 liters of water, at least three days apart is good for that size container. Sometimes a week apart between watering if it's cool, and/or humid.

You want water to penetrate deep to get the deep roots. But you also want the soil to dry.
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May 5, 2020 5:58 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Soil meters aren't always accurate when it comes to certain plants. I never use them. A bamboo skewer pushed into the soil or a finger is the best way to tell if a plant needs watering. And you need to be informed on that plants particular watering needs. Tomatoes like to be kept consistently moist, never waterlogged, never allowed to completely dry out. They're a little bit harder to grow than people assume they are.
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