My tomato plants have not been well. For weeks now, despite ideal sunshine, warmth and growing conditions they have been looking sickly and pale. They have put on no growth in weeks, and at a time when they should be shooting up.
The only thing I can really put it down to is a lazy short cut I took earlier in the Spring. I bought some lovely new seed compost in which to sow the seeds and they did great until it was time to transplant the seedlings into pots... I had an old bag of compost left over from last year in the corner of the greenhouse, so instead of going and buying new compost to pot on the seedlings I used last year's compost.
The only thing I can think of is that this old compost soured or went bad over Winter. They did not like it one little bit. So in the last couple of days I tried re-potting a few plants in new compost...
and in just 2 or 3 days they seem to be coming back to life.
The one on the left is in old compost and the one on the right I re-potted just a couple of days ago.
That will teach me to cut corners. I learn so much about gardening by the mistakes I make as well as the successes. They are all now potted up in new compost with a dilute liquid feed and some bottom heat in a propagator to help them on their way.