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Q.Tomatoes Wilting

gregandkathy added on March 8, 2011 | Answered

I have a new garden in north Florida. I transplanted tomatoes and two days later they started to wilt. I gave them a little plant food last night, and they look a little better this morning. They had a little water two days ago. Should I give them more water? My dirt has just been broke.

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Answered on March 8, 2011

Water them about once a day for a week or so. They are trying to grow new roots and the extra water will help that. After a week, they should have enough roots to find water on their own.

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R. McClung
Answered on May 30, 2022

They definitely need watering more often in the severe heat & temperatures we have in NE Fla. The 1st couple years of tomato growing here was struggle, primarily because I didn't water enough. Experience has been water twice per day with much peat mixed into the soil. I'm trying baby powder this year.

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