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too much sun/heat on toms

Hi all , I've got tom plants on a sunny windowsill they're 4" tall and looking good n healthy ..well they were , after recent temps they're looking a bit withered , shall I take them out of the sun ? I have kept them watered . thx


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,269

    Sounds like you should get them somewhere a bit less stressful for them.
    When it gets too hot the roots can't get water to the leaves quick enough so they wilt.
    The sun is quite strong now so a little shade would help - e.g. the other side of a net curtain would help.

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    Probably too much sun/heat as you say.  I moved all my small seedling plants outside to a semi-shaded area area yesterday (moved back inside in the evening).

    Keep them damp but don't over water to compensate for overheating. Some shade on super hot days can prevent wilting, I prefer to give them fresh air outdoors.

    Hopefully they will recover image

  •  I put them outside but too breezy . so moved to sill with no direct sun . thx for info

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