Mercy asks: Tomato plant problems. Would appreciate some advice.?
I have just 2 tomato plants, both in topsy-turvy tomato planters. I bought 1 plant that is compact for pot planting, and 1 that was a 50-day variety. This latter is the problem. The plant is flowering, and it currently has 3 tomatoes that are still green. My problem is that this particular plant flowers, but now the flowers are withering and not fruiting. I live at the edge of a wetland and these plants hang outside my window facing the wetland. About a month ago, they had early blight, so I sprayed them with copper fungicide, and that helped. I planted the tomato plants in Miracle Gro potting soil, fed epsom salts early on, and now feed them with Vigoro plant food. The plant is robust, but every few days I have to pick withered brown leaves off this particular plant, and as I said, the flowers are withering without fruiting. There are lots of bees off the wetland. I see them on my window all the time, so I’m assuming the flowers are being pollinated. What on earth can possibly be the problem?
The leaves that browned were totally browned — one day green and crisp, the next day brown. I note, too, that some of the weeds in the back area have totally browned and died, and so that suggests to me that my neighbor upstairs, who is responsible for the back area, may have been out there with a weed killer and there was some spray that got on my tomato plant. I had early blight, which looked a little like black spot on roses, but the copper took care of that. At this point, I do believe the fungus is no longer among-us. But thanks.
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Answer by Kernow Lady
Stop all the feeding they are on overload. i have never fed epsom salts. I just use a small amount of tomato feed in water every 2 weeks. Are you removing the leaves that are growing in between the main stem, these are not needed and are taking up the goodness.
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