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Name: winnie
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oranges
May 8, 2017 10:00 AM CST
I went out for a day without watering my 2 month old tomato seedlings and as a result some of the stems and leaves have shriveled and died. My question is: how do I remove the dead parts while causing as little trauma as possible?

Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 8, 2017 10:12 AM CST
Wait a couple days to see what is truly dead (some parts may revive) then snip the dead parts off with your scissors or pruners.
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dave
May 8, 2017 10:14 AM CST

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I'll add that I doubt that skipping a day without watering would hurt your plants, unless they are grown in a container and it was allowed to get bone dry. Your plants may be suffering from something else.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out our tomato growing guide:

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Name: winnie
northern kentucky (Zone 6a)
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oranges
May 8, 2017 10:20 AM CST
Yeah they were in containers in full sun so they got very dried out. Thank you for the help Daisy and Dave, I really appreciate it!! Green Grin!

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