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Old 05-02-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Whats wrong? We had a nice rain, then the day after, I watered them with miracle grow. They don`t need water.. Could it be too much water?
The leaves at the bottom are turning yellow.. HELP!
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Old 05-02-2008, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There's a lot things that could cause it. Yes, too much water could cause it, or too little, or too little nitrogen, or a virus . . .

Is you soil relatively well draining? And when did you set the plants out? Sometimes leaves will turn yellow due to what is called "transplant shock".

Don't give up hope on them.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I planted them last week.
I have also planted there two years in a row, and had good luck.
It got down to like 38-40 one night, but I covered them. Maybe they got cold. Thanks for your response!
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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It might be too much water. Where do you live? (I'm assuming up north with your user name!) I'm wondering if the ground wasn't quite warm enough to plant veggies yet.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Actually, I used to live in Ill. thats why the name.
I live in TN. I was talking to someone a few min. ago, and she wondered if it couldn`t be from the cold we had the other night?
If that was the case, wouldn`t the leaves be wimpy?
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:28 PM
 
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Did you plant them in the exact same spot as the previous two years? You should rotate what you plant so that the soil can replenish the nutrients that each specific type of plant uses. I'm fairly new at all this, so I don't know what additive you could spread to change the soil; I'm sure somebody here could help with it though. Good luck!

I'm having a similar issue -- I have a black krum tomato plant that I haven't put in the ground yet, and its lower leaves (not the first two emerging ones) are turning yellowish brown. It's the only one that I bought elsewhere (plant show), and all my other tomato plants that I started from seed are doing great. Anybody have insight? (sorry to hijack your thread!)
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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OHHhhhhhhh...rotate it huh? Thats good to know! Makes sense.
Well....hhmmm...Could I buy some special soil since they are already planted?

Thats ok to hijack...I need to know all I can about tomato plants, including other peoples problems with them.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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* Yellow with green veins = lack of iron
* Yellow with dark spots and small, narrow leaves = lack of zinc
* Yellow with green veins, turning bronze = potassium deficiency.

Or it could be simply overwatering. With all the rain we've had last week, my petunias are doing the same thing.
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Old 05-02-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: new england
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I agree with the plant rotation
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:25 PM
 
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Usually, it takes a month of over-watering to cause a problem.

In my experience, Miracle gro tends to burn plant roots. Or, to put it another way, inexperienced gardeners frequently tend to burn their plants roots when they use miracle gro. If you use it, try it at 1/4 the recommended concentration and 1/4 of the frequency.

Once you burn the plant's roots it's hard to get the plant healthy again. Flushing with lots of fresh water might help if you do it right away.

Organic fertilizers, like aged and from a cow, don't have that problem. IMHO, It's better to start out with an organically rich soil and not add chemicals afterward, or add sparingly.

Another possibility is you're observing that lower leaves normally yellow and drop off somewhat as the plant gets taller.
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