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Q.Grow Bags Too Near Walnut Tree/juglone

Zone Southern IL | Anonymous added on July 8, 2021 | Answered

I didn’t realize the tree was a walnut til my very expensive tomato plants in my new grow bags with the pricy soil began wilting. What can be done to save them. If I move the bags, even if the plants can be saved, how do I know the new plant won’t die too?Will emptying the bag & laundering it work?

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Answered on July 23, 2021

In container, even in bags, this will not be a problem. The juglone will not enter the soil in container. It is likely another issue. Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to identify the illness, so I will be unable to tell you how to fix it. In the meantime, I can include articles that will help with growing tomatoes.

This article will help you to grow tomatoes to their potential:


This link will take you to a free ebook that you can download on the subject of tomatoes:


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