Re: [gardeners] sickly tomatoes

Bargyla Rateaver (
Fri, 13 Jul 2001 23:56:13 +0100

did you do anything to improve the soil where you planted them? It always
surprises me that it is apparently so hard for so many people to realize that
the soil is the first and foremost consideration, when planting.

Margaret Lauterbach wrote:

> It could be a nitrogen deficiency, or possibly a blight. Please be sure of
> which it is before spraying toxic chemicals at Mother Earth. Take a
> yellowed twig to your nearest coop extension office for positive
> diagnosis.  Pick a county next door to D.C.  Margaret L
> At 06:29 AM 7/11/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Folks,
> >
> >My tomatoes look sickly.  I have planted 3 Roma plants
> >and 3 Celebrity.  All the plants have tomatoes on them
> >but all the lower leaves (and some upper branches)
> >have turned yellow, then brown and died.  I'm pulling
> >the dead stems off and all the tomatoes look fine but
> >I'm wondering what's wrong.
> >
> >STacey in DC
> >
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Bargyla Rateaver