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July 24, 2008


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Oh no. That was a gorgeous pot too. This probably won't make you feel any better, but I did the same thing. Last year to my potted Early Girl tomato. I was pushing it trying to see how fast it would develop if fertilized 'heavily'. One day it's lush and full of small tomatoes, the next it was a wilted, browning mess. I was sick. Lessons learned the hard way. FWIW, I would irrigate the pot heavily and try to flush the residual fertilizer from the soil before adding more plants.


Thanks for your note Marnie. It does make me feel better hearing a similar story. My Mom gave me the same advice about "flushing" out the fertilizer. I will take heed. Isn't it interesting which plants were not affected tho? I think I got a little carried away too because this pot is near my brugmansia (which can take heavy fertilizing) so I mistakenly thought what was good for one would be equally good for another. Bad idea.


It is interesting that some of your plants don't seem to be effected. Actually looking at the photo it seems more severe on the right side.

My tomatoes continued to ripen and tasted fine even after the poor plant was murdered (by me). They just didn't get any bigger in size. You just don't know sometimes.


I was trying to think if I had the watering can (with fertilizer in it) more on that side or not? I don't remember. It's good to know your tomatoes still ripened. I pulled most of the dead plants out yesterday but left the coleus ~ I am still hoping it will come back??? Maybe I'm delusional....

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