Got any gardening expertise you can lend? (i can't wait til I'm a wizened old farmer!! with ALL the answers!)
Question from Rachel of Los Angeles:
Help! My tomato plant! Doesn't look so good! It has all these yellow leaves (see pic). What do I need to do? Water it more or less? yikes
Gritty Pretty's from-the-hip answer*:
Container tomato plants have unique problems. They don't do well in a window or covered balconey, they like the hot sun overhead. Is the tomato inside? They need insects to help fertilize the flowers (or you'll need to hand pollinate with a paint brush). Is there anyway to move the plant somewhere with direct sunlight? Also, watering might be washing the iron and other mineral contents out of the soil. Do you have access to rusty old nails? You can spike the soil with ungalvanized nails (careful not to hurt the roots). And my favorite remedy for general health of the soil...You can pee in a cup and then add water 1 part pee to ten parts water. =) Also, after you water the plant do not touch it. it only likes being handled when the soil and leaves are dry.
Reader, do you have ANY ADVICE FOR RACHEL?
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