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Milberger's Nursery and Landscaping
3920 North Loop 1604 E.
San Antonio, TX 78247

Open 9 to 6 Mon. through Sat.
and 10 to 5 on Sun.

Three exits east of 281, inside of 1604
Next to the Diamond Shamrock station
Please click map for more detailed map and driving directions.

Question: I don't know if you offer this service or not, but I have attached a picture of one of my tomato plants, which obviously has a problem (they all do).
If you can help:
The one thing we did this year that we haven't done in the past is add steer manure to the soil (it's mostly clay and very hard). Could we have added too much? If you can help, thanks. If not, do you know where I might find help (and thanks)?

Answer: What you are doing is starving the plant to death. I will bet
that the steer manure had quite a bit of bedding or undecomposed organic
material with it and I will also bet that you figured you didn't have to
add fertilizer since you had added steer manure. The plant is showing
severe nitrogen deficiency---I am assuming you started with a healthy
green plant. Once stunted, recovery is slow. I would start the process
by adding 5 pounds of slow-release fertilizer such as 19-5-9 per 100
square feet of planting area and working it into the soil. If possible,
I would try to find a healthy green tomato to replace the stunted one
with. Good luck.