Tomato Plants Turning Yellow from Top Down

by Rodney
(Hickory, NC)

Started maters from seed and were doing great! Transplanted them to bigger cups and was doing fine but all of a sudden plants stop growing and started turning yellow from the top downward?


I mixed Epsom salt,nothing. Mixed fish emulsion,nothing. what is going on? Help!

I have never had this happen before!

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Factors that cause stunted growth
by: Michele M

I'm guessing it is a soil or temperature problem. I don't know your location but I've had tomato plants just sit dormant for weeks when I planted too early and the temperature wasn't warm enough.

Another huge factor is soil. The best soil for tomatoes is a crumbly, sandy loam rich in organic matter, with good drainage. If your soil is poor, mostly clay and compacted, the root structure of the plants will be poor. Another condition leading to poor growth is planting in small pots.

How's the sunlight, are they getting 6+ hours of sun? Three hours is probably the minimum for growing tomatoes.

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