Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Toplef10Leaves turning brown on tomato plants 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants I22gcj10Leaves turning brown on tomato plants 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Toplef10Leaves turning brown on tomato plants 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants I22gcj10Leaves turning brown on tomato plants 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hi from Lapeer Michigan
by OhioGardener Today at 7:54 pm

» N&C Midwest—June 2024
by OhioGardener Today at 10:43 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener Today at 10:28 am

» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by SMEDLEY BUTLER Today at 12:14 am

» Cover Crops to Kill Nematodes
by dstack Yesterday at 2:30 pm

» Howdy from San Diego, CA
by Scorpio Rising 6/14/2024, 8:13 pm

» Turan's Garden Western Mountains and Plains
by Turan 6/13/2024, 3:33 pm

» My NWA garden
by Guinevere 6/13/2024, 11:13 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by Turan 6/13/2024, 10:45 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 6/13/2024, 8:49 am

» creating grids
by plantoid 6/13/2024, 6:42 am

» SFG jOURNEY-What's Hiding in your organic fertilizer
by has55 6/13/2024, 12:40 am

» Got zucchini? Toot your own horn!
by MrBooker 6/12/2024, 5:19 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 6/12/2024, 1:52 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by has55 6/12/2024, 1:17 pm

» New SFGer from Perth Australia.
by sanderson 6/8/2024, 3:23 am

» National Gardening Week?
by Scorpio Rising 6/5/2024, 11:17 am

» Do raspberries have special needs?
by donnainzone5 6/4/2024, 5:12 pm

» What tiny monster is this?
by OhioGardener 6/3/2024, 1:19 pm

» Can I sew row cover material?
by sanderson 6/2/2024, 11:54 pm

» Garden Bells! Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!
by Scorpio Rising 6/1/2024, 2:21 pm

» vermiculite vs. perlite
by PVPind 5/31/2024, 3:33 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/31/2024, 1:28 am

» DIY Tomato Trellis for Birdie's Tall Raised beds
by DuluthLori 5/30/2024, 3:12 pm

» Dealing with Critters in Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/28/2024, 10:32 pm

» N & C Midwest—May 2024
by Scorpio Rising 5/28/2024, 8:53 pm

» Frequency/amount to water
by lisawallace88 5/28/2024, 8:07 am

» Help me correct my mistakes for next year please
by donnainzone5 5/27/2024, 8:04 pm

» Anyone know about growing plumeria ?
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/27/2024, 1:54 pm

» What do I do with tomato plants?
by sanderson 5/27/2024, 1:47 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

+2
camprn
CPN
6 posters

Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  CPN 8/14/2010, 7:57 pm

I know that leaves start to turn and die from the bottom up as the life cycle of the tomato progresses. However, their are some that seem to be dying above a section of green leaves or just a couple die around other leaves. It seemed to start on one plant and has moved to others. I did spray twice for disease. Not sure if it did anything. Also everything has all but stopped producing. I just think if is so dang HOT here! But wonder if this is affecting things because it is killing leaves and sometimes the fruit sets are effected too and drop off... Any thoughts?
avatar
CPN

Male Posts : 40
Join date : 2010-03-25
Location : Birmingham, Alabama

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  camprn 8/15/2010, 9:20 am

Do you have any photos? If you could post them that would give us a bit of a better idea of what suggestions to offer.
camprn
camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14169
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 61
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  Retired Member 1 8/15/2010, 9:28 am

Most of my tomato plants are toast, especially those in Mel's mix -- August has just been so darned hot here. I really think in this area 5-1/2" of Mel's mix is not enough depth to hold moisture (and mine has reduced to about 4"). I've found in the past that if the tomato plants survive the August heat, even with copious brown areas, I usually get a good fall crop. My recommendation would be to fertilize well and keep watering them. At least that is what I am doing.
avatar
Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  Chopper 8/16/2010, 1:13 am

I did use dried grass clippings as a mulch under my tomatoes and I have noticed that the soil is noticeably cooler and more moist in the mulched parts.
avatar
Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 69
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  CPN 8/16/2010, 9:26 am

I am going out this morning to tend to the garden some. I will try to take some pictures. This was my first SFG. I am undecided about SFG. There are some things I like and probably more I don't like.
avatar
CPN

Male Posts : 40
Join date : 2010-03-25
Location : Birmingham, Alabama

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  davidclubb 11/15/2010, 11:03 pm

It could be that your fertilize is actually competing with your tomato plants for moisture. Maybe you can focus on building up your compost blend, instead of using conventional fertilizer. Ferrtilizer is high in nitrogen, and actually complete with plants for moisture. Our family is a rice farming family, and we constantly have to time the fertilzer with rainfall. But, if you already have compost, fertilizer is not necessary. Just build up your compost for the next cycle. In the meantime, keep your SFG consistently watered. You should also check the topic under Wicking Boxes, to learn about automatically watering your plants. For plants like tomatoes that demand more water than other vegetables, a wicking box will save two or three trips a day of going to water your tomatoes. I hope this is useful. Let us know how it turns out.
davidclubb
davidclubb

Male Posts : 87
Join date : 2010-05-02
Age : 53
Location : Beaumont, Texas

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  davidclubb 11/15/2010, 11:05 pm

Here is a link on composting, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. http://compostinfo.com/main/intro.htm


Last edited by WardinWake on 11/16/2010, 7:34 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : added two spaces between the period and http. to allow direct access to website. Ward.)
davidclubb
davidclubb

Male Posts : 87
Join date : 2010-05-02
Age : 53
Location : Beaumont, Texas

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  WardinWake 11/16/2010, 7:35 pm

davidclubb wrote:Here is a link on composting, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. http://compostinfo.com/main/intro.htm

David:

Looks like good info. Thanks for the link.

God Bless, Ward and Mary.
WardinWake
WardinWake

Certified SFG Instructor

Male Posts : 935
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 74
Location : Wake, VA

Back to top Go down

Leaves turning brown on tomato plants Empty Re: Leaves turning brown on tomato plants

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum