If you’re a backyard gardener like myself, you’ve probably tried your hand at growing tomatoes a few times. You’ve probably had a few rounds of trying to figure out what’s wrong with your tomato plants as well. Today we are going to cover some of the problems you may be experiencing with your tomatoes this summer. Do you need affordable Cary event catering this spring or summer? Call Catering by Design today! Learn how we can help you save time and money on great service and food.
Leaves Are Yellowing
First, if this is a big and bushy plant you might not have a problem at all. Some of the bottom leaves will turn yellow due to lack of sunlight. Also, a lack of watering can create yellowing leaves. On really hot summer days you should give the plants a good soaking, especially if they’re bearing fruits.
Dying Container Tomatoes
If you have your plants in containers and they’re dying then they’re probably not getting enough water. If you notice that the stalks and branches are withering away this is a good indication that their roots have dried out.
Fruits Are Splitting
When your tomatoes are ripening and they start to split then this is another indication of an uneven watering problem. When the fruit is ripening and it is getting too much water the skin will split as it cannot hold anymore water. It essentially pops like an overfilled balloon. This is essentially an aesthetic issue and will correct itself with proper watering.
Blossom-end rot starts as a small tan-colored blemish that turns into a big sore. This is not a disease. It’s actually a calcium deficiency. Give them some tomato fertilizer and see if it fixes your problem.
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