Tomatoes

I currently have four tomato plants in one large pot; they have some flowers but not a lot.  I’m not sure which variety they are as they came from my brother’s greenhouse.

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They’ve had plenty of water, except for the week we were away.

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There haven’t been many flowers, but we had some.

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My first tomato.

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And some yellow leaves.

I must be honest, it’s been a long, long time since I last grew tomatoes.  Because I used the compost from a growbag, I didn’t feed them.  I started a few days ago using three caps of a propriety tomato feed in one medium-sized watering can.

The internet – helpful though it sometimes is – gives the following information regarding yellowing leaves: this is a summary

  • It may be due to underwatering
  • It may be due to lack of nutrients
  • It may be due to overwatering
  • Leaves turn yellow in hot weather
  • It may be best to have them in shade in the afternoons

But how do I know which one (or more) applies?

They may have lacked water on occasion; I didn’t feed them until now; I may have overcompensated because – we are having extremely hot weather.

This may be a ‘wait-and-see’ moment.

 

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