If it’s that time of year when you are about to start thinking about planting your tomatoes then if you’ve reached this web site there is a good chance that the memories of last years yellow leaves will still be haunting you!
Or maybe you’ve heard horror stories of your friends crops which were wiped out entirely from some mystery reason… Well, maybe it’s not that dramatic but in any case we thought it would be nice to just point to a few basic tips for growing your tomato plants in a way that will give them the best chance at success.
This is a list of just a few of the tips that exist for helping you get your tomato plants off to a great start, but of course it is not as simple as just these short ideas. There is much more that goes into making sure your tomato plants are successful and grow without them going bad so we recommend that you get some top quality advice, help and instructions on every step of your tomato growing process by clicking here.
Fixing any problem in life early and before it causes real damage is always a good idea and it is never more so than getting in early to fix your tomato plants when they’re sick as soon as you discover them.
If you have discovered bacteria on your leaves, in the form of black specks on the leaves turning them yellow and causing them to curl, then it is possible that you have blight. If this is the case you need to follow some important steps quickly.
Keep you leaves dry and always water the plants from the bottom to prevent splashing.
Remove as many of the damaged leaves as you can without stripping the plant bare. In most cases new leaves will grow to replace the ones you have pulled off. If you risk pulling too many and exposing your tomatoes to too much sun then remove the worst leaves only and maintain a certain level of shade on the fruits with the remaining leaves.
Spray the affected tomato plants with a baking soda, water and oil solution. Fill a pump spray with the solution and then apply it to the plant in the morning or afternoon around dawn and dusk. Avoid hotter middle-of-the-day temperatures to prevent causing further damage to your plants.
There are other ready-made solutions that you can try but the market is always changing so the best thing for you to do is check with your local garden centre and ask them what the current trend is for your particular condition. They will be able to provide what you need and the instructions will be on the packaging.