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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
arien
 
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We planted 2 different varieties of tomato plants late September/early
October. One of them has doubled in size since planting, and is looking
healthy. The other one looked limp ever since planting, and has not
grown at all, and now the bugs are starting to eat it's leaves.

1) why is one tomato going great and the other no?
2) is this dying tomato ever going to make a comeback?
3) should we rip up the dying tomato and plant a new one - is it too
late for this?

Further information:
We live in SA, have been watering frequently, with a small amount of
straw mulch on top. We have heavy clay soil, but we prepared it with
gypsum and plenty of horse manure. The manure was left to compost in a
heap for about 4 months before using.

TIA

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Old 05-04-2003, 07:33 AM
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arien wrote:

1) why is one tomato going great and the other no?


Luck.

2) is this dying tomato ever going to make a comeback?


I doubt it, not if it's been in a month.

3) should we rip up the dying tomato and plant a new one - is it too
late for this?


It's not too late if you replace it with an advanced seedling, but as it may
have been suffering from an infection, do not plant the new tomato plant in
the same place. In fact, it's better not to plant any member of the
Solanaceae in that spot for a few years (potatoes, eggplant, capsicum,
tobacco). Why not a zucchini plant?

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