Re: [tomato] Update: One wilting tomato plant

Pat & Alex (
Sun, 14 Jun 1998 07:17:28 -0700

ChuckWyatt/Md/Z7 wrote:

> First, pluck up your courage and dig up the affected plant.  Do it >gently  so as not to lose any more root.  You will find a smallish root >ball.  Now dig a trench six or eight inches high [...]

Now that I have a stronger growing tip, I just may give this a try in a
day or two after the garden dries up a bit after the latest round of
heavy rain. It really didn't seem to be an option last week, with the
tip so weak and wilted. Of course, when I first transplanted the
tomatoes, I did sink them down into the ground as much as possible, but
not on an angle. The plant has never been leggy. 

Question: When you say six or eight inches "high", does that mean I
should raise the soil level as well above the rest of the garden?