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New to Growing Tomatoes

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:48 am
by mikevoth
Hi all! I'm concerned that something isn't quite right with my Juliet variety. It has tons of blooms and 50+ tomatoes growing, but the leaves have curled and I continue to cut off branches that brown and yellow almost daily. I have used fungicide from the beginning and fertilize as directed. Just concerned I'm losing my canopy and shade for the fruit. It doesn't seem to be growing any taller, as an indeterminate plant should. Does anyone have an opinion after looking at my photo?
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Re: New to Growing Tomatoes

Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:23 pm
by sixfeetallman
I don’t think tomatoes like to be grown in containers. I think that’s why you have brown spots on the leaves....

Re: New to Growing Tomatoes

Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:20 pm
by joshuazone9b
I have tomatoes (2) in containers. With a little help from liquid copper and cold pressed neem oil they do great. Of course good pruning as trimming is needed.

Re: New to Growing Tomatoes

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:16 pm
by mikevoth
What does the copper and oil do? My plant is still producing and is about 5 ft tall, but there are hardly any leaves on it. And the ones that are there are so small. They usually yellow and die within weeks of developing. Tomatoes are still delicious though!

Re: New to Growing Tomatoes

Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:56 pm
by AntNEWBE
Mine do it too sometimes, I think a way of limiting their sun exposure.

Re: New to Growing Tomatoes

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:31 am
by mikevoth
Thanks. I've done that and it seems to have helped. Still looks puny, but still pumping out tomatoes. About six foot tall now and no leaves except the top foot. They all keep dying and I keep cutting them off.

New to Growing Tomatoes

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:37 am
by BuzzinSATX
Make sure they are getting plenty of water in the hot weather. Also, they may be getting too much sun, especially afternoon. Shade them in the hottest part of the day.

Containers overheat and dry out quickly, so do not treat your container tomatoes like garden bed tomatoes.

Are you growing in an organic potting mix or in sodium laced chems (Miracle Grow)? If organic, a quarter cup of good compost or worm castings and a teaspoon of epsom salt (which isn’t really salt) would go a long way.

And Garret Juice will help just about any plant:

https://www.dirtdoctor.com/garden/Garre ... vq1927.htm