Questions tagged [tomatoes]

Edible red fruit, cultivar of Solanum lycopersicum. Use this tag with questions about caring, propagating and identifying tomato varieties.

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What is ailing my tomato plants?

My tomato plants have suddenly developed a nasty case of something or other: What is it, and how, if at all, can I rescue my plants?
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Did I damage my tomato blossoms by spraying them with neem oil?

I had aphids and spider mites so I bought a premixed neem oil and sprayed my tomato plans. I didn’t know to avoid the blossoms and now they’re starting to wither. Did I damage them? Will they bear ...
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What are these spots/streaks on my tomato leaves?

I recently transplanted these outside to my garden and the spots/streaks started up. This was about 2 days ago. I did acclimate them to the sun and the outdoors so I'm not sure what's causing this. Is ...
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Why don't my seedlings make true leaves?

I'm trying to start seedlings inside in order to lengthen my growing season (I live in northern New England). I have heating mats, and grow lights. I'm currently trying to start tomatoes, brussel ...
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Are seeds from tomatoes that turned black while drying able to sprout?

Last year, I saved some seeds from tomatoes that I have grown. In some batches, the seeds turned completely black. We have been having a bad yield this year of tomatoes and I was wondering if this ...
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What garden critters are eating my tomatoes, and how do I stop them?

Location: Coastal Southern California in a relatively dense area (denser than the suburbs, but not dense like the city). Issue: I've grown tomatoes on and off in this area for the past 20 years and ...
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Yellow spots on my tomato seedlings

Would anyone happen to know what these tiny yellowish dots are on my tomato seedlings. They are about a month old, the seedlings. I've just noticed the spots after a deep watering. I've checked for ...
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Blotchy crispy tomato leaves

These are an heirloom variety (tomande), I have tried giving them less and more water with no difference. I have 3 plants of this variety and they are all suffering the same problem. It starts on the ...
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Tomatoes not growing from seed

Hi can you grow tomatoes on your windowsill to grow outside on 22nd March and beyond? I tried a few years back and got some tasty tawny tomatoes (Can't remember the date I planted) But have tried some ...
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What do I do with over crowded tomato plants?

Very new to gardening, but trying to get it right! I put a lot of tomato seeds into one container and now they are growing. They are obviously too crowded. How do I correct my error? Can I lift them ...
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How do I save my Tomato plant

Recently my tomato plant seems dying. The leaves from the bottom are drying up. The leaves have turn curly (some inward, some outward). I water the plant everyday morning. I live in Ahmedabad, ...
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Efficient way to sterilise soil

I have had issues with either bacterial spot/speck or early blight (I was not able to determine which it was) or both on tomatoes. They have been grown in containers. I have about 100-150 galons of ...
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Are Pink Brandywine and Sudduth strain tomatoes the same?

The label on my packet of Pink Brandywine tomato seeds has no mention of being Sudduth strain. Are they the same thing or should I get seeds specifically labeled as Sudduth strain to get the real ...
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My tomato seedlings seem dead. Their stems have fallen and have sort of dried up. Is there a way to revive them?

Its stem has lain on the soil and looks weak. The first leaves are there but appear wilted.
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Black spots on Tomato leaf

Some of the leaves on one of my new tomato plants have started showing small black spots. The tomato plant is growing in a hydroponic setup (Dutch bucket) outdoors in southern California. The plant ...
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Growing Tomato Indoors from Cutting: When should I transplant to larger pot? When should I start seeing flowers?

I took a small cutting from an indeterminate tomato plant from an outdoor plant at the end of the growing season. Cutting is getting pretty tall (about 19 inches). Not sure what to do with it at this ...
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Tomato seedlings drooping after being placed outside

I don’t know what happened to my tomato seedlings. I just left them outside the balcony and when I checked them after 1 hour, they were all drooping. I already moved them inside my room. Please help ...
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Tomato plants in NY

How late in the summer can you expect to get ripe tomatoes in your garden? I am in the southern NY area?
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Is this a sign of stunted growth (on tomato seedlings)?

I germinated this batch of heirloom Tiny Tim tomatoes, and have been told that they start off really slow. It's been a month now. There are a couple of them that has a swollen stem like in the picture,...
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Which disease could be turning the leaves on my tomato plants BLUE?

The leaves are very dry (though the plants were watered regularly and consistenly), have this bluish tint and those brown spots. Googled, but found nothing, which is weird. What could this be?
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what is the minimum lumens of light required to grow a single tomato plant and similar flowering plants Indoors?

I am planning to grow a single tomato plant Indoors. I am doing research on what grow light to invest on as a beginner. I want to know how many lumens does a tomato plant requires? If I want to grow ...
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Treating powdery mildew

Our tomato plants got powdery mildew problem, because of wildfire at west coast, there was not much sunlight, and even some leaves at top has powdery mildew problem, as you can see in the first ...
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Tomato plant w/ multiple symptoms. Under-watering? Over-Watering? Both?

I'm an absolute beginner so bear with me. I've started growing tomatoes but I'm seeing multiple problems: Looks like mushrooms are sprouting under the plant. The bottom of the fruit is black. The ...
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Why do my Roma tomatoes look like this?

I basically just planted this plant and let it grow all summer more or less untended. It's become extremely viney, and has a ton of aphids. We live in a very dry area, near Sacramento, and I'm curious ...
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My pepper plants grew tomatoes?

I got bell peppers of various colours that were bought in Tesco I believe and had a go at growing pepper plants from the seeds after I used the peppers. I watched them from seed in a small pot, ...
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Rust color spots on Tomato Leaves, and Caterpillars

I am getting these spots on tomatoes in my green house. I am in North Carolina so it is really hot. Caterpillars also have been eating the leaves. They mostly like the kale leaves though. How can ...
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On the history of tomatoes

I have found many blogs and articles saying that the original tomatoes (before selective breeding) were the size of peas. Is this true for the majority of them? What is an authoritative source for ...
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What could this little plant be?

I noticed this tiny plant growing in the pots where a tomato and a squash are growing. A few days ago I found this same plant growing in a pot where I'm growing lettuce. This makes me doubt if the ...
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Covering moss for a raised bed garden

I would like to put a raised garden about 2x8 feet 6 inches deep but the area is covered in thick moss. If I cover it with a pourous plastic sheeting under the garden dirt will the moss die? Is a ...
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Cherry Tomato plants, withering, yellowing leaves, white powdery on root

The plant is yellowing, and pull out the root to find the white powdering thing... Anyone know what is this? how to prevent?
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Why are the leaves of transplanted tomato seedlings curling upwards?

I am trying to grow San Marzano tomatoes from seed and having no prior experience in gardening, every step just ends up becoming an experiment. I sowed the seeds in a home-made potting mix containing ...
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Unknown discoloration on tomato plant: how serious is this?

One of the tomato plants in our garden has discoloration both on the upper leaves and on one or two of the fruit, as here: How serious is this, and how should I address it? Is the plant salvageable? ...
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Should I prune these low branches on my tomato plant?

My tomato is probably 3 weeks old and now it's end of July. Should I trim the low branches in red circle? What else should I do now to accelerate tomato production? Fertilizer? I am Pacific Northwest....
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Tomato planting withering for no reason, please help

Most of my balcony tomatoes have been doing well, but this plant started to seriously wither 2-3 days ago. It is about 3 months old. It is well watered. Container has drainage holes. Fed with liquid ...
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Why are my tomato plant leaves curling

I’ve got several tomato plants. They are all in large containers, watered regularly and given tomato feed every 2 weeks All of the leaves are starting to curl as seen in the pictures below. Does ...
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Tomatoes turned light green with purple on leave edges

I’m growing tomatoes in big pot. Some of them turned light green with a little purple on edges of leaves. They do not look healthy like the dark green ones. They are producing tomatoes, we are in a ...
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Tomato wilt identification

I'm growing tomatoes in a raised bed. I planted four different varieties; one of them, Brandywine, has wilted pretty aggressively on one side of the plant (pictures below). I have a number of other ...
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Tomato trouble - More water, fertilizer, or less sun?

I've got a cherry tomato plant that's doing pretty well, but the beefsteak and roma right next to it are having a lot of leaf trouble. They all seem to be fruiting well, but the leaves seem to be ...
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Not sure what is happening to tomato plant

Not sure what is happening to my tomato plant. Plants have been in a really sunny spot. We had been in a drought, but we’re consistently watering. Then the last few days it started raining pretty ...
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Do my tomatoes look like they are damaged from herbicides?

I planted my healthy tomato starts that I started myself in some new soil that has alpaca manure mixed in. The original, old growth is fine, but the new growth is all spindly and twisty and curling ...
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Vegetable plants not growing after transplanting

I purchased zucchini, pepper, and tomato plants recently from a retail outlet. I brought it home and transplanted them to my raised bed. It has been two weeks and the plants don't seem to be growing ...
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Why are some of my tomato plants suckering from flowering / fruiting branches?

I am currently main stemming my tomato plants due to limited space in my garden. From what I have read about main stemming tomato plants, you simply pluck the suckers from the plant. Every article, ...
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Tomato leaves curling inward

My tomato plants (don't know which species exactly) when they grow about half a meter tall begin curling inwards their bigger leaves. They're about 5 months old, isn't that too short for them to be ...
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Tomato leaves turning purple

I'm growing some organic tomatoes (mostly cherries), and noticed the other day that there were small purple spots forming on the leaves, and they are gradually turning purple and curling inwards. It ...
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Should I trim yellowing leaves/branches on my tomato plant?

Should I trim my determinate heirloom tomato plant of yellowing leaves and branches? I did a lot of research on how to trim, but all I could find was the general advice of “determinate plants don’t ...
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Yellow tomato leaves

I planted tomato plants about three weeks ago - most of them have been doing really well, but this one is having some problems (pics attached). The watering system waters daily. I weeded the area + ...
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How can I help these tomato plants?

Some of my tomato plants are starting to wilt: The plants in the photos are of different kinds (Roma and Lincoln tomatoes); moreover, I have other tomato plants in the same array that are thriving. ...
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Spots on Tomato Leaves

I'm an absolute newbie at this. These appeared almost overnight on some older leaves. What are they? Maybe rot? I've been spraying the leaves with water to prevent bugs but I wonder if the remedy isn'...
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Are we going to be overwhelmed with tomatoes?

As novice gardeners, we planted a bunch of stuff without really knowing where we were headed. Right now our tomato inventory consists of: 5 cherry tomato plants 5 Roma tomato plants 7 Lincoln tomato ...
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Why is the leaves on my tomato plants doing this?

Downward curl:I planted 8 tomato plants, 3 varieties and 3 of them developed a downward wonky curl to many of the leaves. They were fine until a few days ago. Watering daily, raised beds, compost and ...

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