Seedlings of tomatoes rarely cause problems to the gardener. It perfectly takes root, grows well, is not afraid of picking, but sometimes you can notice the drying of the leaves. Why is this happening?
Leaves dry and fall
When the leaves dry, you need to understand the reasons, there may be several of them - too wet soil, lack of lighting.
Do not water the soil all the time. The soil must have time to dry. Glasses with seedlings should be kept in the sun on a windowsill or taken out to the balcony.
If you see a problem, you can fix it. The following actions are carried out:
- Plants are transplanted into fresh soil.
- You should examine the roots of the dug up plant. If they are in order, transplantation is carried out in new soil, if not, nothing will work.
- 20 ml of potassium permanganate solution is introduced under the tomato, then it is exposed to the sun.
- If after a transplant, the tomato begins to wilt, pritenite it, maybe the roots were damaged.
- After the seedlings take root, it is exposed to the sun. Do not forget, watering should be moderate.
If the method presented does not help, this may indicate a lack of any nutrient, carefully look at the color of the leaves.
The tips are dry
The causes of drying of the tips of the leaves can be very different. Look at the air in the room; it may be too dry. Arrange the situation will help the placement of jars of water.
The second option is salting. Yellowish or white spots on the surface of the soil will tell about them. What's happening? Tomato roots begin to act the other way around - pulling nutrients from the plant, including leaves. The reasons for salting are watering with hard water and excess fertilizer. The situation is corrected as follows: the upper soil is removed, a new soil is filled in its place, the plant is watered with soft water, and no fertilizing is done for 2 weeks.
A possible cause is a lack of potassium. The situation occurs with high acidity of the soil. Replenish the deficiency of the substance by feeding the infusion of ash. Take a liter of boiling water, add a handful of ash, insist the mixture. Dilute with water in a ratio of 1 to 5. You can use the infusion on a banana peel - 3 liters of water, 2 tablespoons of powder from dried banana skins. The mixture is infused for 24 hours. For 7 days, 3 such top dressings are carried out.
As you can see, the problem can be fixed! But it is better to prevent disturbing symptoms.