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LinsMom    Posted 05-05-2002 at 09:51:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi
This is the first time that I have ever had
Tomato plants new growth look yellow! And I know
last year we had rain rain rain and even with
the rain hurting them the leaves never looked
yellow so I dont feel its over watering and
I know they havent been underwatered so any ideas
on what could cause the new growth leaves to
look yellow would be appreciated. It was hot
here and turned a very cool 50 in the daytime
and cloudy and windy.
Could that have caused it? Thanks for any help!


Spade    Posted 05-05-2002 at 17:20:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cold wet weather will cause tomato plants to turn yellow because they are unable to take up sufficient nitrogen. If that is the case, cultivation and side dressing will correct the problem.


LinsMom    Posted 05-05-2002 at 18:15:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
ok now I know I am going to let you know the
grower dummie I am lol about as bad as the
computer dummie I am hehehe but anyways when
you said side dressing...do you mean adding
more potting mix? Also, it was Better Boys
and Big Boys that I planted and they both have
the same yellow on the new growth. The rest
of the plant is really green and looks nice,
its just the new growth that is yellow. Also,
I had used Miracle potting mix to plant the
Tomato plants in. Thanks for everyone that is
posting :) I have a brown thumb but I would sure
love for it to turn green lol


DeadCarp - details    Posted 05-05-2002 at 17:00:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hard to say without knowing what kind of tomatoes you've planted, are they indoors or out, what part of the crop is affected, what's you local type of soil and how the weather has been. Would you consider pulling them, get rid of the aphids and start new ones? That's a shortcut unless you have a lot invested.
Overwatering causes leaf curl, but that's temporary. Yellowing is generally a virus, sometimes serious. :)


Mel    Posted 06-28-2004 at 17:09:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The upper leaves of my tomato plants are tightly curled. It has been this way for several weeks. I did put a lot of peat moss in my soil, which is claylike in nature, and put a grass mulch. I have removed the mulch and stopped watering and wonder if I have root rot. I have been growing tomatos for 40 years and this is a first.Should I remove the effected leaves?


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LinsMom    Posted 05-05-2002 at 18:22:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
oh and they are outdoors. I dont think they have
aphids. But they are Better Boys and Big Boys and both have the yellow only on the new growth! The
rest of the plant looks nice and green! I used
Miracle Gro potting mix to plant them in.
Do you think it could just had been the change
of weather after being so hot and turning a cool 50 degrees in the day time cloudy, windy and some
rain? Thanks again everyone that is trying to
help me figure this out :) I need all the help
I can get! It is very unusual here in Southern
North Carolina to be this cool in the daytime
this time of year but its warming up now and
probably will be hot again soon.


Sammie    Posted 05-05-2002 at 17:31:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've had trouble with tobacco blyte on occasion. Even if you don't smoke, they can come from the nursery with it or just someone touching it as the store/nursery had infect the plants. This is why I always wash my hands and wear gloves when working with my tomatoe plants.


LinsMom    Posted 05-05-2002 at 18:25:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Will tobacco blyte cause just the new
growth to turn yellow? No one in my family
smokes but not sure about where we purchased
the plants. If it would be that will it be
temporary or is there something I should do?
Thanks for posting!


Sammie    Posted 05-05-2002 at 18:55:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nope, not just the new ones but eventually turns the entire plant yellow, then brown and kills it. I had it 2 years in a row - planted in the same place. The next year I planted in a differnt place and didn't have it but I don't know if changing spots had anything to do with it - if it stays in the soil?

I burned my strawberry plants by fertalizing them with too strong a dose of Miracle Grow but again, it wasn't just the new growth.

do you have access to a microscope? You might take one of the yellow leaves and look at it - see if there are bugs on it. There are many bugs that like the new growth but not the older tough stuff.


bill    Posted 11-01-2006 at 10:14:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I think i may have tomato blyte two years in a row they grow tall and thin then turn yellow and die some make small fruit looks and tastes rotten
can you help me???


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