Tomato plants can display wilting as a result of either insufficient water if they wilt from the top downward or a blight caused by a fungus if they wilt from the bottom upward. Learn how to help plants stop wilting in this free video on tomato gardening tips.
Hi, I'm Mr. Stan DeFreitas, Mr. Green Thumb. Help for wilting tomato plants. Now, first off, we have to consider, is the plant just lacking in water? That could be the case. Remember, if you're not sure, get a moisture meter or put your finger down in the soil about one knuckle deep. If it's dry, your plant needs moisture. The other problem now, if it isn't something so obvious, is just water. If it starting to wilt from the bottom up, it's probably a fungus, a blight. And if that's the case, you're going to need to spray your little plant with something like Dithane M-45 which is basically a zinc and manganese, or man ever, or something else that labels itself for tomatoes and tomato fungal problems. There's a bunch of different blights. There's early blight; there's late blight and there's also a bunch of different fungal type problems that can kill your little plant. Normally, it will be a bottom wilting of the plant, up. If it's wilting from the top down, then, I suspect the water. But normally, with fungal problems, it will work its way from the very bottom all the way up to the plant. If you do start spraying, spray on a regular basis, follow label directions. It normally is about once every week, seven days, ten days and it probably will take two or three applications. If the fungus gets too far ahead of you, you may lose the plant. But, at least you know what to look for and what to treat with. For ask mrgreenthumb.com, I'm Stan DeFreitas.
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