Tomato seedling wilted and stunted from heat


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Hi all,

We just had several days of high 90s heat in the northeast, interspersed with thunderstorms. I have a “blue berry” cherry tomato seedling that seems to have permanently wilted and growth has stunted. It’s not quite dead and I’m hoping it can be saved. For comparison, a gardeners delight tomato that was planted at the same time is thriving and now three times the size of the blue berry.

Any suggestions on what I might do to save it?

Thanks
Andrew
 

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Hi all,

We just had several days of high 90s heat in the northeast, interspersed with thunderstorms. I have a “blue berry” cherry tomato seedling that seems to have permanently wilted and growth has stunted. It’s not quite dead and I’m hoping it can be saved. For comparison, a gardeners delight tomato that was planted at the same time is thriving and now three times the size of the blue berry.

Any suggestions on what I might do to save it?

Thanks
Andrew
I think it will be fine if you move it into partial shade for a few days and then gradually reintroduce it into full sun. If the soil is WET pull back the mulch and let it dry out a little.
 
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Thanks! I actually added the mulch since I though that might help keep the roots cooler. I considered bringing it inside for a couple days.

Too much heat plus too much water is tricky.

Thanks for the suggestion!
 
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They seem to drain well, water never pools in the container and there’s a fair amount of perlite.

Transplanted about 3 weeks ago, have been doing fine since the heat wave. And like I said, the other tomato is doing well.
 

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