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kfisch
May 23, 2020 4:37 PM CST
Yesterday I noticed that the tops of some of my tomatoes were suddenly very wilted. They are grown in a container. Other than these few wilted leaves the plant looks healthy. Any idea what the issues could be? THANKS!!!!!
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DaisyI
May 23, 2020 5:27 PM CST
Welcome!

They look like they need a drink.
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May 23, 2020 5:34 PM CST
Agreed.
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kfisch
May 24, 2020 9:50 AM CST
No it isn't watering, I tried that a couple of days ago. This tomato didn't revive to the watering I gave it. The soil is damp at least 3 to 4 inches deep, I was thinking perhaps it could be over watering? Or something else. Ideas?
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 24, 2020 11:24 AM CST
The roots are deeper than 3 - 4 inches. If your tomatoes are in containers, water until some comes out the bottom. If in your garden, water enough for the soil to be damp at least 18 inches down.
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Altheabyanothername
May 24, 2020 11:25 AM CST
Welcome! kfisch
When growing in containers or pots dry spots can develop. Water gets repelled inside the container, and it just gets harder to keep an even moisture throughout the container. The easiest way to make sure this is not the problem and to fix it...stick a "saucer" underneath. Then water until water fills the saucer. Leave it sit letting the plant wick up any water to fill in dry spots. Some where I heard the tip to line your container with newspaper or corrugated cardboard to help combat dry spots.

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