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Why are my tomato leaves yellow?


Asked by smokeybear at 3:37 AM on Jul. 13, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Some tomatoes have yellow leaves, as long as they are healthy looking it is fine, and maybe they need a little less sun

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 3:38 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • They need food. after you give them some food give a 2-3 days and you will see growth and green lush leaves.

    Answer by raemommy at 3:39 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • You could be overwatering or underwatering them. Tomato plants also need fed weekly and they do need nitrogen in the soil or the leaves will turn yellow. The other thing that causes yellowing is blight or disease.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 3:42 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • the green comes from chloroplast. are they getting enough sunlight? also they need to be watered daily, enough to moisten the soil, not so much that their are puddles

    Answer by aliishott2 at 3:47 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • This summer, I learned that most tomato problems can be solved by mulch. My gardening book suggested straw mulch, but I already had some cypress mulch and used it. My tomatoes look much healthier.

    Answer by andrea96 at 9:15 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Not enough water. I feed mine with Miracle Grow once a week and they are beautiful. Good luck.

    Answer by salexander at 11:56 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

  • Tomatoes need lots of water, sunlight, and fertilizer if you choose. Also, check the underside of the leaves for pests.

    Answer by natural.mama at 7:32 PM on Jul. 13, 2010