Tomatillo Trouble


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Hey Friends,

It appears my tomatillo plant is experiencing some form of stress and I am not sure why. Leaves and Fruit have started to turn yellow and fall off. The plant was doing so well up until the last couple of weeks. What's going on?

Full Sun
Fertilized every two weeks with Happy Frog Tomato Fertilizer
Water Daily (tried every other day but lots of wilting occurred
3 Gallon Planter
Mulched with Cedar Bark
Zone 5/6

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!
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Some yellowing is normal. How large is the fruit that yellows and falls off?
 
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Some yellowing is normal. How large is the fruit that yellows and falls off?
Fruit is very small, the more mature fruit has managed to stay green. Over 1/3rd of the leaves are turning yellow and almost all the new fruits have turned yellow or have fallen off.
 
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Fruit is very small, the more mature fruit has managed to stay green. Over 1/3rd of the leaves are turning yellow and almost all the new fruits have turned yellow or have fallen off.
Tomatillos are sort of like tomatoes in regards to setting fruit. If the temperature isn't right they won't set but I think your problem is too much water too often. You mentioned wilting. Does the wilting occur in the early morning or in the heat of the afternoon.
 
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Tomatillos are sort of like tomatoes in regards to setting fruit. If the temperature isn't right they won't set but I think your problem is too much water too often. You mentioned wilting. Does the wilting occur in the early morning or in the heat of the afternoon.
If I skip a day with watering the plant stays wilted until I water it again. Morning, afternoon, night.
 
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If I skip a day with watering the plant stays wilted until I water it again. Morning, afternoon, night.
It is not fatal for a plant to be wilted for a period of time due to dryness. The plant is probably waterlogged which also causes wilting. Don't water for a few days and see if the plant perks up. They are like tomatoes and like it on the dry side. Just think...........does it rain every other day...... no it doesn't. So why try to make the plant think it's normal for it to do so?
And when you do water completely saturate the soil, until water stands on the surface of the soil. Then don't water for about 6-8 days.
 
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It is not fatal for a plant to be wilted for a period of time due to dryness. The plant is probably waterlogged which also causes wilting. Don't water for a few days and see if the plant perks up. They are like tomatoes and like it on the dry side. Just think...........does it rain every other day...... no it doesn't. So why try to make the plant think it's normal for it to do so?
And when you do water completely saturate the soil, until water stands on the surface of the soil. Then don't water for about 6-8 days.

That makes sense, I will try this out. Thank you so much!
 

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