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Old 09-28-2018, 11:56 PM
Eric K Eric K is offline
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Unhappy Leaves disappearing from tomato plants

I purchased a small hydroponic system and am trying to use it to grow tomatoes. I inserted the tomato seeds in the sponges, filled it with water, and added about a half a teaspoon of solid tomato nutrient.

The plants grew well for a few weeks, then began to droop. I figured they needed more nutrient, so I added another half a teaspoon of nutrient to the water. The next day, the leaves all disappeared. They didn't fall off, they disappeared. Now there are just stems with no leaves.

I am very new to this. What would cause this to happen?

EDIT: The stems are now disappearing, and there are bite marks, so I am assuming it is cockroaches or other animals. I will have to spray the leaves next time.


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Old 10-03-2018, 08:46 PM
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I guess you must be growing these indoors? Make sure you spray them with something natural instead of a regular big killing spray that the chemicals can end up in your water supply and any tomatoes that might form.
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:38 PM
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I guess you must be growing these indoors? Make sure you spray them with something natural instead of a regular big killing spray that the chemicals can end up in your water supply and any tomatoes that might form.
That's exactly what I was planning to do.

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