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Post  jwbryson 6/10/2011, 1:08 pm

I transplanted a tomato plant to a larger container a week ago because the original container was a bit too small, but I forgot to unplug the drain holes on the bottom of the new container. I've watered it a couple of times and that plant now is looking PATHETIC Sad. I don't think it can survive. It is DROOPY, yellow and looks like it is on its last legs which sucks. Mad

Any suggestions on how I can save it? There are at least 8 tomatoes on it currently, but none of them are ripe enough to pick.

I am considering transplanting it to one of my 4x4 boxes, trimming all the dead branches and hoping for the best. Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks.
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Post  Goosegirl 6/10/2011, 1:18 pm

@jwbryson wrote:I transplanted a tomato plant to a larger container a week ago because the original container was a bit too small, but I forgot to unplug the drain holes on the bottom of the new container. I've watered it a couple of times and that plant now is looking PATHETIC Sad. I don't think it can survive. It is DROOPY, yellow and looks like it is on its last legs which sucks. Mad

Any suggestions on how I can save it? There are at least 8 tomatoes on it currently, but none of them are ripe enough to pick.

I am considering transplanting it to one of my 4x4 boxes, trimming all the dead branches and hoping for the best. Any thoughts are welcome. Thanks.

Tomatoes are tough - give it a try in the box! they don't like their roots messed with, so be careful with the roots when you pull it out of the pot.

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Post  jwbryson 6/10/2011, 2:52 pm

Thanks Goose! (Reminds me of the movie Top Gun)

I'll give it a shot. Sorry you were killed in the movie when you ejected into the windshield. lol!
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 6/10/2011, 5:08 pm

Slider, (sniff) you stink. Wink
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Post  Ha-v-v 6/10/2011, 5:18 pm

I would drill drain holes in if I had a helper to lean the pot one way while I drilled holes to let it drain Smile Let it drain and dry a bit Smile
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Post  Tbites 6/10/2011, 6:53 pm

I'm curious... does the mix with that droopy plant smell pretty bad ?
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Post  Goosegirl 6/10/2011, 9:43 pm

@jwbryson wrote:Thanks Goose! (Reminds me of the movie Top Gun)

I'll give it a shot. Sorry you were killed in the movie when you ejected into the windshield. lol!

Only died in the movie - it takes a harder knock on the head to kill the REAL Goose!
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Post  jwbryson 6/12/2011, 1:04 pm

@TBites - I drained the water from the plant yesterday and it REAKED something serious. What a Face

The plant is not looking good and may need to be shot and put out of my misery. Wink

What's the story with the stench?
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Post  Tbites 6/12/2011, 2:07 pm

Please bear in mind I just started any kind of gardening and have 2 black thumbs so just relaying what I've found so far.

Take a look a this thread https://squarefoot.forumotion.com/t7496-dying-tomato-plant-bad-weed-cloth

I posted an update on that thread. If the link on that thread doesn't work, google denitrifying bacteria and waterlogged soil.

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Post  sceleste54 6/12/2011, 2:15 pm

I'd go ahead and pick off the green tomatoes, whether or not you transplant. That will allow the plant to concentrate its resources on recovery. The green tomatoes are delicious sliced, dredged in cornmeal and pan-fried, or they will ripen sitting on the counter.
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