Tomato Plants
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Am I watering my potted tomato plants too much?

Zone Hamilton Ontario. | Lina V. added on July 22, 2015 | Answered

Some leaves are turning black and yellow. The tomatoes are starting to bear fruit. I am watering from the bottom and the water is absorbed very quickly.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 23, 2015

Yellowing leaves can indicate stressed plants and watering issues. To much or to little.
Container plants generally need more water. Twice daily even if temperatures are above 85 degrees.

Actually check the soil to make sure it is damp but not soggy. Make sure the pot has adequate drainage. Water from the top (avoid splashing the leaves) and make sure the water goes all the way to the bottom of the pot.

The black leaves could be signs of a fungus so treat with Neem Oil.

Here are some links for you.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/tomato-diseases.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/early-blight-alternaria-tomato-leaf-spots-yellow-leaves.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/tomato/septoria-leaf-spot.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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