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Something is eating their plants...

A few weeks ago me and hubby brought our boys some big boy tomatoes && bell peppers to plant...they are growing and you can see the little green && white nubs && tell that they are growing...problem is something is eating the plants...the leaves are turning yellow && they have little holes in them...what is a healthy way to keep whatever is eating the plants away?...the plants are in a 2x4 rectangular pot...

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reigndrops12689

Asked by reigndrops12689 at 12:21 PM on May. 31, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I'm no gardening expert(that's my husband's department), but I believe the pots are too small for the root systems. That would explain the yellowing. There are not enough nutrients in the soil in the pots. As for the bug problem, try mixing some liquid dishwashing soap with some water in a mister bottle and spritzing the plants with it. I'm not sure about the proportions, but I'm sure you can find that on line.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 12:30 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • Stink bugs are bad this year. Beatles usually go after your kind of plants. I agree with NannyB. Your pots may be too small.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 12:32 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • Ok ladies...thank-you...
    reigndrops12689

    Comment by reigndrops12689 (original poster) at 12:34 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • The pot it also 2feet deep...is that still too small?...
    reigndrops12689

    Comment by reigndrops12689 (original poster) at 12:37 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • Aphids maybe. Put marigolds next to your tomatoes. They will deter pests.
    ceciliam

    Answer by ceciliam at 12:40 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • I have not a clue but good luck!
    eustacejessica

    Answer by eustacejessica at 3:12 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • no clue sorry
    critter_boo

    Answer by critter_boo at 3:42 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • I'm not sure, but good luck!
    dixiegurl223626

    Answer by dixiegurl223626 at 4:41 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • i would get a biger pot but as for the bugs im not sure
    ilovemyboys84

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 8:56 PM on May. 31, 2011

  • Tomatos need a lot of space. They have deep roots so you need at least a 5 gallon bucket/pot for a very small plant. The bell peppers likely need more space too.

    If space is an issue try the Topsy Turvy things. They work great and save space. I have tomatos in the ground and in those and they are all growing like crazy.
    aj23

    Answer by aj23 at 11:14 PM on May. 31, 2011

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