Tomato Plants
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tomato wilt

Zone Mid state Ill. | [email protected] added on April 24, 2015 | Answered

My young seedlings of about 5 weeks wilted almost over night. They look better now but some of the leaves are dying around the edges and drying up. What could the problem be?

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shelley
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Answered on April 25, 2015

This is most likely caused by over or under-watering. Either scenario would cause the symptoms you described. What are your watering practices? You should water your tomato seedlings enough so that you don’t let soil dry out or seedlings wilt. The soil should be kept lightly moist, not damp or soggy.

On a more serious note, however, it could also be "damping off" disease, which thrives in wet conditions (caused by over-watering). More information on damping off” can be found at the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/what-is-damping-off.htm

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