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Post  TSHRED on 3/23/2015, 1:09 pm

Any suggestions on what's causing this? 


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Re: Cherry Tomato Problem

Post  sanderson on 3/23/2015, 1:22 pm

The little dry spots?  I don't know but I'll be watching while someone else makes a reply / guess.  This link doesn't answer your question but here is one link someone posted regarding tomatoes. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/visual-guides/tomato-fruit-problems.aspx

There have been others but I didn't bookmark them.  Have you used the Search feature? There may be a link in one of them that will help.

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Post  TSHRED on 3/23/2015, 1:41 pm

@sanderson wrote:The little dry spots?  I don't know but I'll be watching while someone else makes a reply / guess.  This link doesn't answer your question but here is one link someone posted regarding tomatoes. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/help-for-the-home-gardener/advice-tips-resources/visual-guides/tomato-fruit-problems.aspx

There have been others but I didn't bookmark them.  Have you used the Search feature?  There may be a link in one of them that will help.
Thanks. Yes they are dead spots.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/23/2015, 2:16 pm

Are you using any vinegar around them?  I'm thinking over-spray...
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Post  TSHRED on 3/23/2015, 2:18 pm

@AtlantaMarie wrote:Are you using any vinegar around them?  I'm thinking over-spray...
No.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 3/23/2015, 2:25 pm

Okay...  you might try looking here:

http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/DiagnosticKeys/TomLeaf/TomLeafKey.html

that might help narrow it down...

I'd do the research myself, but gotta get back out before it starts raining again.

Let me know if this helps, please.
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Post  camprn on 3/23/2015, 2:42 pm

@TSHRED wrote:Any suggestions on what's causing this? 



Are these spots only on the lower leaves?
Are you watering at the soil level or shower spray above the plant?

I lean toward water damage as the rest of the foliage looks great.
Take the damaged leaves off and voila! the plant looks terrific!! Very Happy

Please give a photo of a broader view of the whole plant. Perhaps I am seeing a bit of yellowing in some of the leaves? yes/no?


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Post  TSHRED on 3/23/2015, 2:53 pm

The affected leaves are mid plant. 
Other leaves are turning yellow a bit. 

My other cherry in the other bed is fine. Same strain. Same soIl.


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Post  camprn on 3/23/2015, 2:58 pm

@TSHRED wrote:The affected leaves are mid plant. 
Other leaves are turning yellow a bit. 

My other cherry in the other bed is fine. Same strain. Same soIl.


Hmm. well it looks pretty good. If I may suggest, just pick off the affected leaves and make sure to water at the soil level. I would top dress this bed with a few inches of quality compost, as the yellowing is possibly indicative of needing fertilization. Tomato plants are heavy feeders. The few inches of top dressing will act as a feed and a mulch.

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Post  TSHRED on 3/23/2015, 3:43 pm

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@TSHRED wrote:The affected leaves are mid plant. 
Other leaves are turning yellow a bit. 

My other cherry in the other bed is fine. Same strain. Same soIl.


Hmm. well it looks pretty good. If I may suggest, just pick off the affected leaves and make sure to water at the soil level. I would top dress this bed with a few inches of quality compost, as the yellowing is possibly indicative of needing fertilization. Tomato plants are heavy feeders. The few inches of top dressing will act as a feed and a mulch.

I will do that. Thanks!
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Post  sanderson on 3/23/2015, 5:09 pm

Nice looking tomato plant.

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