Yellow leaves on the bottom of tomatoes

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  1. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Forgot whats missing, potassium? They are just starting to display here in zone 10, 18 inches high. Useing goat poop tea......only.....
     
  2. Marcia in MT

    Marcia in MT Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yellowing lower leaves can be an indication of lack of macro nutrients -- N, P, K -- as the plant will rob the older leaves to feed the younger ones. (Problems with upper leaves, on the other hand, can be an indication of lack of micro nutrients.)

    Underwatering can also cause yellowing and dropping of leaves.
     

  3. AnnaS

    AnnaS Well-Known Member

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    At the link below are color photos of tomato plants with various deficencies- you can pick out what's going on with yours.

    http://www.luminet.net/~wenonah/min-def/tomatoes.htm

    It's not even time to START tomatoes here in Zone 3... still 2 feet of snow and another 4-8 inches on Friday :waa:
     
  4. mousecat33

    mousecat33 Well-Known Member

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    I use a little plain ol cornmeal worked into soil. Clears it up in about a week.

    Also have yourself a look see at dirtdoctor.com.

    mcandco