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Whats happening with my toms?

I have some tomatoberry toms started from seeds which seemed to be doing well until a few days ago. Now some of the leaves are turning yellow and wilting. I have been watering them daily when i noticed the soil was dry and they are in a south facing window so they should get enough light. See pic below. 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I suspect you may be over-watering them.  Another possibility is that it got very cold a few days ago and if there are curtains which were closed behind them at night, then it can get very cold right next to a window.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,922
    Those modules are not good for tomato plants once they germinated,  they need a deep pot,  I would suggest you transplant into proper flower pots. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • ChriscoreChriscore Posts: 135
    Lyn said:
    Those modules are not good for tomato plants once they germinated,  they need a deep pot,  I would suggest you transplant into proper flower pots. 
    Thanks, yeah i plan to but i'm waiting for my compost to arrive before i can repot. Its getting quite hard to get hold of things now lol.
  • ChriscoreChriscore Posts: 135
    I suspect you may be over-watering them.  Another possibility is that it got very cold a few days ago and if there are curtains which were closed behind them at night, then it can get very cold right next to a window.
    Thanks! i will remove them from the window at night and back off on the watering a little. Hope they can recover  :/
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    edited April 2020
    They should do.  As Lyn said, pot them on asap.  In general, it's always better to under-water young tom plants than risk over-watering them which can cause the roots to fail.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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