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Can you identify this tomato problem?

Tomato    Australia

I have a few tomato plants growing in a wicking bed. They've been growing well up until a couple of weeks ago, when their growth started slowing dramatically. The leaves have begun to wither and curl upwards, and have taken on a slight brown/yellow hue. I initially thought they may be dehydrated, but increased watering hasn't helped. It may also be worth noting that they're sharing the pot with some chillies that began to grow very well around the same time the tomatoes started suffering. If you can recognise the problem here let me know!


Posted by: Peter Rolfe (1 point) Peter Rolfe
Posted: December 6, 2014




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Hi Peter
Try to repot (if possible) the tomatoes. Since the tomatoes share the pot with the chillies, and the observation is that the chillies are doing very good, it could be that the root exudates of the chillies are interfering with the tomatoes. If the problem persists after repotting, try a micro-nutrient complex containing iron, magnesium, zink, copper (Fe, Mg, Zn, Cu)
Hope they improve


Posted by: Madelein (1 point) Madelein
Posted: December 8, 2014




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