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#3223650 - 04/16/13 04:22 PM Re: HELP! Tomato Plants Look Terrible... [Re: BlountArrow]
Diehard Hunter
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The cotyledons will wilt and fall off. Hopefully you will have true leaves by then.
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#3223662 - 04/16/13 04:34 PM Re: HELP! Tomato Plants Look Terrible... [Re: Diehard Hunter]
BlountArrow
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on some of them the true leaves are just starting to poke out and the cotyledons look like they could fall off any day.I hope they make it; don't know what else to do at this point.
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#3223873 - 04/16/13 08:23 PM Re: HELP! Tomato Plants Look Terrible... [Re: BlountArrow]
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Looks like you may be fighting a losing battle. Those seedlings, if you started them in feb., should be ready to go in the ground by now. It's not too late to start over. Get yourself some seed starting mix. I think maybe that may be your main problem. Get them started by the end of the week and you can have them in the ground by June. Late, but not too late. If you need some seed, PM me and I'll mail you some.
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#3227888 - 04/21/13 01:25 PM Re: HELP! Tomato Plants Look Terrible... [Re: BlountArrow]
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I grew in miracle gro organic potting mix once, the plants were so bad I had to pull them out and put in fresh regular miracle gro potting mix. Yours are malnourished. As soon as the first true leaves start to come out, pot them up to miracle gro potting mix (has time release fert) because jiffy mix has no added nutrients, it is only for the purpose of sprouting the seeds. Once the nutrients in the seed leaves are used up and the true leaves come out, they need fertile soil to grow in.
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#3231592 - 04/25/13 03:02 PM Re: HELP! Tomato Plants Look Terrible... [Re: catman529]
BlountArrow
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Well, I could see the writing on the wall so I broke down and went to Lenoir City and visited a little private nursery and picked me up about 6 dozen tomatoe plants of various heirloom varieties about a week ago. There isn't a one of these tomato plants under 8" tall either. I went a little crazy, but ended up only spending $28 and got around 6 dozen tomatoes, a dozen Tennessee Cheese peppers, some cantaloupe, and I think that is it. My failing seedlings still aren't dead so I'll probably plant a few and see what happens. I did give them some miracle grow a couple days ago, but don't notice any difference yet.

I think I will plant my tomatoes tomorrow afternoon because I'm just tired of handling the big fellars in and out of the house. I hope the weather cooperates though!
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