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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tomato, three but one is wilting.

It is more of the limited space to grow plants and the intention to try out as many vegetables as I can, that it ended up as only three tomato plants this season. Many germinated, more than a dozen...., I let them stay in germinating tray for a week, until I am sure those transplanted on the ground grow without problem. That has always been the case with seedlings, there will be extra, and eventually end up as mulch.

I am trying something special as stakes. Electrical conduit cut into 4 ft lengths. They are equipped with caps, to avoid mosquito breeding in the conduits.  It would be nice, if conduits come in all sort of colour, green, orange, blue.....


Tomato: three tied up to electrical conduits. [31.1.12]

Tomato: buds already appearing [31.1.12]

Tomato: White hairs protecting the young buds. [31.1.12]

Tomato: tiny buds  on  third tomato plant [31.1.2012]

Conduit: with cap on 

Conduit

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One tomato plant wilting


Today, out of a sudden one wilted. Kakdah noticed that while walking through the garden to the cloth lines. She texted me this " satu tomato udah layu..." or one tomato had wilted.   I have seen this before, tomato plants deciding to end early, without signal, wilt, dry up and die over days. At the beginning, it looks normal wilting during hot weather. When only one plant suffers out of many, definitely that is not normal hot weather wilting......

Tomato wilting  [3.2.2012 at 2.30pm] 

Three tomato plants to start with, 
one is already suffering from verticillium wilt (I think) and 
with spare seedlings all gone into compost heap, I am already thinking what to do with soon to be empty spot.... kale?, onions?, zinnia?, marigolds?......[ these are little seedlings waiting to be transplanted on designated locations.]


bangchik and kakdah
Pasir Gudang, Johor

20 comments:

  1. Saya tertarik dengan penggunaan conduit letrik! Jadi pokok tomato yang layu itu, tidak ada cara lain merawatnya selain cabut?

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    1. selama ini kalau layu macam tu, saya cabut saja.

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  2. That has happened to my tomatoes too. It's frustrating when they all of the sudden start to wilt.

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    1. meemsnyc
      - frustrating indeed. Three, now two growing.... we can put some other plants.... it's alright.

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  3. alhamdulillah,..bahagia tengok kebun luas macam tu...bole tanam macam2...saya tanam dlm pasu je..

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    1. Tq.... untuk tanaman tak luas mana...., selebihnya dibiar begitu. Tanam dalam pasu pun boleh jugak, senang jaga, boleh alih2.

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  4. Kalau prune part yang wilted and boost with fertiliser. Do you think it will help?

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    1. It's general wilting, top to bottom. I dont know where to prune..... The expert says verticillium wilt is soil borne disease.

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  5. Life comes and goes in the garden...what doesn't make it moves on and the new, strong, healthy plant takes the place!

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    1. You are right..., that's the way things go.

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  7. ~ The Shroom..... thanks, I am honoured and lets see what do I have to do...

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  8. Nice photos from your garden :)

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  9. have you ever had a problem with white flies? How did you deal with them? I have to go through each of my tomato plants everyweekend to get rid of the white flies. I have blooms now but dread what the tomatoes will look like since the plants don't look too good after the infestation.

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  10. oh, that's disappointing. Hopefully the other two will stay strong!

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  11. I ahve face them before. It's very sad. I hope the other 2 plants will give you a lot of tomatoes for Kakdah to cook!

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  12. They do tend to get all sorts of viruses, I hope they perk up soon!

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  13. Mary,
    Bom
    Wendy
    Malar
    and Matron

    ..... thanks, for the visits and comments. It would be wonderful if vegetables can be grown in clinically controlled greenhouse. No pests! Outside, is a true battlefield, where winning and losing come in a package.
    ..... about white flies, I did garlic spray twice, and plants seem to be alright.

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  14. Bangchik i also planted tomato plants, but 3 plants in one pot, and 2 single plants on the ground at the side of the pot. They are so vigorous when young and then yesterday, when there are already fruit sets, i saw leaves with leafminers. I noticed the companion marigolds i was hoping will protect them from insects, also got leafminers. Do you know what to do with these insects? Here is the case of the horticulturist asking the engineer. hahaha, but of course the horticulturist is not a hands-on one!

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    1. andrea.... i will spray pesticides, of course mild ones. The other day, I tried garlic spray, surprisingly it works for a stretch of time, and I have to do again and again.

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