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Toronto, Ontario
Jun 8, 2020 4:17 PM CST
Hi everyone,

I am new at growing tomato this year. I been growing it indoor up for about 30 days. 5 days ago, I moved it to a bigger pot outdoor, the leaves started to
be wilting and limp, I tried to move it to the shades, away from direct sunlight, but still the same problem. The temperature been varied from 18c-30c.
I tried to water them in morning on really hot days, but they kept wilting.

Does anyone know how to solve this problem?

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Toronto, Ontario
Jun 8, 2020 4:19 PM CST
When it was a smaller plant, i took it out few hours a day, the leaves will wilt too, I thought it was the heat, so i took it back inside and the plant returned to bulky and rigid status.

But now, even during cooler days or nights, the leaves always wilt and limp.
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Jun 8, 2020 6:01 PM CST

Your tomato needs to acclimate to outdoors. It will recover. In the meantime, fill the container to the top with soil. Yes, you will bury part of the stem but that's a good thing. Roots will grow along the buried stem and the plant will be healthier.
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Jun 8, 2020 8:18 PM CST
Growing the tomato indoors where the light might not be strong enough to produce a strong and sturdy stem might be your problem. Tomatoes typically need 6 hours of sun a day.
You plant will adapt and grow stronger over a few weeks time. Just get a nice sturdy stake and stake up the tomato plant. When it matures and has a load of fruit, the stake would be a wonderful idea at that time.
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