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just a novice gardiner
first year for growing tomatoes
bought some shirleys and they seem to be doing fine
bought a san marzano plant after a week its leaves are going brown from the top of the plant downwards
any advice please
they are in greenhouse
thanks for advice
You can afford to let the mix dry out providing you don't leave it bone dry. Permanently damp roots can cause more problems than underwatering.
they are in pots with tomato grow bag compost
only had 2 sunny days in last week
will it recover or should i just bin it
thx for advice
Verd-I've got my toms in little 3" pots just now and they're needing to move on-what would you recommend? Should I put them straight into their 'final' pots or put them in 5" or similar first?
Transplanting deeply encourages strong root growth. Any stem that is buried will become root structure. When transplanting into their final home, I take off all branches and leaves up to the top foliage, the canopy. Plant so that the canopy is virtually sitting on the soil. Just lift the leaves a tad when watering until the canopy grows up clear of the soil. It won't take long.
Yes I always plant them deeper and in bottomless pots in a tray of compost (like a grow bag) and it gives them a good food source to draw on. This is the first time I've grown from seed so just wanted to see if it was best to give them another home before their final one!
Thanks Verd and Italophile!
Keep us updated on your experiment Verd