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Old 05-29-2009, 01:51 PM
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Struggling tomato plants

We have been growing tomato plants now for a while. They are growing upwards quite well, but the leaves are turning a little yellowy and they haven't yet flowered. I would have expected some flowers by now, does anyone know what may have gone wrong and do you think it is near the give up stage with them.
They are being grown indoors and we are using tomato plant food too
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:02 PM
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Could it be to much water or not enough sunlight?

I've had them turn yellow late in the season when they have the blight. Yellow leaves with brown spots then they start dieing.

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:07 AM
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It could be maybe, we do water them some everyday, but we tried to water them every other day and they started to wilt.
Maybe we need to start again and try them in a different spot than the windowsill
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:42 PM
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You can start tomatoe plants indoors under grow lights or in a sunny window but they should go outdoors when danger of frost is over, Tomatoe plants need at least 6 hours of sun a day. Tomatoes thrive with the sun and watering regularly. A good fertilizer for tomatoe plants is also important. Good Luck....
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:03 AM
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It is possible to grow tomatoes indoors in containers, but I agree with Charlotte that they will do much better ourdoors.
Madmum--How large are your plants and how large is the container you are growing them in? If you have to water them everyday to keep them from wilting it may mean they need a larger container with more soil to hold water.
Also what variety of tomato are you growing. There are varieties that are better for growing in a container such as a Patio tomato.
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:41 AM
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ok thank you for that

The plant are fairly large (tall that is) we have just noticed the tallest one has just got a couple of yellow flowers on it so we may just get an odd tomato on it

The pots aren't large ones, but there is only one plant per pot,
we have added a little more compost/soil to it like you suggested
As for the sort of tomato plants, I really aren't sure any more, but it did say to sow inside, then you can continue inside or outside

Thank you for your help
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:09 AM
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too much water! every other day? how deep is the pot? try an 10 inch pot or more and only water when the level is dry an inch or two below the surface.

also, what about drainage? are they sitting in wet at the bottom of the pot?
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:46 AM
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The pots aren't that deep, maybe its that too, getting a lot of tips for the next time we try

No, they aren't sitting in wet, should they be please?

We have managed to get 1 tomato on 1 of the plants and bless kelsey she is so excited for more coming, I just hope she isn't let down
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I would say that they are getting too much water, try cutting back and see if it helps some.
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