Remember all my excitement about my tomato plant? It grew and grew upward to over 5 feet tall. It made many tomatoes and had about 2 dozen green ones on it when the tragedy happened.
Here I will ask your knowledge so this which I am about to tell, might not happen again. About three weeks ago, the plant began to seem to die off in the center/inner parts. Yellowy brown coloration on some of the leaves. My brother passed away a week ago this Monday as you may recall. I watered the tomato well before we left to take that long trip. I came back and some of the branches appeared somewhat whithered but most of all, they were drooping a lot and quite a number of leaves were discolored. All of the 2 dozen or so green tomatoes of varying sizes were OK. I left to go to the City yesterday with a friend and returned 4 hours later to find the plant on its side on the deck. It looked so bad I just cut it down. I salvaged one red tomato.What happened??? Three weeks ago it was healthy and hale. How can I prevent that again next year do you think?
Breathlessly yours in anticipation,