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Tomato Farmers

Our first effort in gardening proves unpalatable to some.
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Question by ccamlv: What disease do I have on my tomato plants?
I have 12 tomato plants which up until 10 days ago were very healthy with good foliage and fruits. Then the new growth at the top of the plants starting showing a bright yellow color where it met the stem on which it was growing. Eventually, the yellow spread and the affected leaves withered and crumpled. The condition is spreading slowly. I haven’t been able to find any pictures or descriptions that match this condition and so far it is limited to the top of the plants. I’m not sure if this is a bacterial or fungal condition and I’m confused as to the type of control to apply (or if it is too late to apply it)

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Answer by Curley
Try spraying the leaves with a weak solution of tap water and dish detergent. Be sure to include the underside of each leaf. Time consuming I know, but unless you are over watering which I doubt, this is probably a mite.

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  1. That sandwich is the size of his HEAD!

  2. That sounds really strange because most diseases start at the bottom of the plant. Could it be a nutrient issue? Is it jus tthe new growth? Try adding a little fertilizer to the soil and maybe that will help. Be careful spraying soap soultions, only in the morning or evening, during the day will burn them up.

  3. It sounds like you may be over watering them. If not, try putting some fertilizer on them that is for tomato plants and is mixed in water. Then water with this fertilizer once a week. Also when making eggs, save the egg shells, soak them in water for a day or 2 and then pour the egg water on your plant roots. This gives them much needed calcium. Hope this helps bring them back to life.

  4. definetely blight my ones got them too:( try spraying it with a spray from a garden centre sorry i cant tell you much else but to be honest im to cheap to buy sprays for my tomatoes

  5. This is a disease, I’ve seen it in my own tomatoes a number of times. I’m not sure which one it is, but I don’t think you can do anything about it.

    Because the disease lives in the soil, next year get disease resistant varieties and plant your tomatoes in a different place in the garden. The disease resistant ones have initials after the name, the more the better.

  6. Seems like you have mites sucking the juices from your tomato plants. I just got some ladybugs for the same purpose; they’ll eat up tinier bugs ravenously and not harm your plants. The sell for about $ 10. for a pack of 1000 or 1500 at the bigger garden stores. This is one of the best non-chemical methods of controlling garden pests, and if you follow the directions, they stay around a long time. All the best.

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