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

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Is there something wrong with my tomato plant?

2 days ago I got this small fruited tomato baby boomer plant. It was already potted and today I noticed there are quite a few dead leaves and some of the leaves have white spots and the bottoms of the ...
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Will my Tomato saplings grow with the main plant

I’ve been growing snacking tomatoes (which are fully formed and producing tomatoes) and recently new tomato baby sapling have turned up in the same plot. Will they grow with the large main tomato ...
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Tomato plant leaves becoming miscoloured and wilting

Suddenly most of the leaves on my tomato plant has become this kind of miscoloured, turning soft and curling to the point of wilting. I'm not quite sure what is happenning, although it seems to have ...
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What could be causing the lower branches of my hydroponic tomato's to die

I'm using Masterblend nutrients and am changing nutrient solution every two weeks, my EC and PH have been good and stable yet the lower branches die one at a time.
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Help with Blossom End Rot

Over the past couple weeks I've been trying to mend some BER in my main tomato plants. I've begun a regular watering schedule, with about 2-3 litres every morning. Recently it's been quite hot (28-30C)...
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How far apart do tomato plantings need to be next year for crop rotation?

Instead of cramming all my tomatoes in one bed, and rotating which bed is the tomato bed each year, I like to spread them around the garden. This means disease won't spread as easily if it does take ...
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Too much fertiliser for tomatos? I live in Sydney, Australia

A few days ago I added fertiliser to my tomatos. Now they have started growing erratically, is this normal? Because this is my first time growing them, I live in Sydney, Australia
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Blossom end rot contamination [duplicate]

I boiled down tomatoes for sauce and discovered that a couple had blossom end rot inside. I pulled out any black I could find. Is this pot of sauce now inedible?
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Latex paint specs on vegetables in garden

I have extensively searched the internet and looked at related questions on here, but I can't find specific information. Our landlord spray painted the garage with a paint gun and latex paint 2 days ...
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Help identify what is breaking or eating the branches off my plants?

I have tomato and cucumber plants, and I've observed a few broken branches. Initially, I attributed it to the weather, but it seems that even during a sunny week, more branches have been breaking off. ...
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What is the cause and Solution to blossom end rot in tomatoes

There are a lot of questions and answers on this topic but I am not completely sure what the main issue is. There seems to be contradictory information as to what causes BER in tomatoes. I have two ...
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Planted my super sonic tomatoes too close, am I screwed?

So I started a garden this spring (late May) and got 6 super sonic tomato seedlings among a few other vegetables. Due to financial constraints, I wasn’t able to buy a huge raised bed, just a 67"L ...
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What's happening to my tomato plants?

I've had my tomatoes outside in approx 30cm pots for 6 weeks now. Notwithstanding a magnesium deficiency, I believe I have successfully treated with epsom salt, they seem to have been fine. Over the ...
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Why are my tomato leaves yellowing?

I'm in Toronto Canada and noticed no fruit set as well as many lower leaves turning yellow. Is this a nitrogen issue? I also noticed an abundance of pillbugs near my plot too, some even eating the ...
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Tan spots and curling leaves on tomato plants: sun damage?

My tomato plant leaves have tan spots and curling which progresses and impacts the whole leaf over a couple days. The leaves higher up are most affected. We had a few cold days recently - around 40 ...
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What’s growing on my tomato plant? This is crazy!

I’ve never seen anything like this. Looks like a fungus or moss or something. Brown, fur like, skinny stems, 1/2 to 1 inch long. Not normal fungal issues, this is new to me… zone 7b
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Brown/black spots on tomato plants - what can that be?

We have tomato plants where some of the leaves (maybe 20-50%) have brown spots. The spots look brown to me, but look more black in the photo. I'll try to add an image. The leaves that don't have spots ...
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Is this Grazon manure contamination or Tomato Curly-Top Virus from leafhopper?

It started a few days ago. I see these signs, the leaves twist and curl. 8 out of 10 plants have it. All herbs, basil, rosemary, oregano are not affected. I have been watering normally. I also have ...
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What is eating my garden?

I’ve got a couple plants in my garden that have been decimated by… Something. I’m hoping someone can help me identify what that something might be.In doing a very limited amount of research, I ...
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I need help analyzing a soil test result for a tomato and herb garden

I attached a photo of the soil results. I have a raised bed with tomatoes, and herbs, basil, rosemary, and oregano. I see the nitrogen is low so I will be adding Burpee Organic Blood Meal. Many of the ...
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Tomato yellowing on lower leaves with bumps

My big rainbow heirloom tomato is dislplaying yellowing on the bottom leaves with them drying out as well. I have 4 other kinds of tomato that are not displaying the same problems. The tomatoes were ...
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Leaves of tomato seedlings in starting mix yellow from start

I started tomatoes indoors under CFLs like I have for years, but this year every one of my tomatoes have yellow sickly-looking cotyledon/first leaves and are taking forever to develop their first true ...
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Will cold weather hurt tomato yields this summer?

I planted 6" tall cherry tomato starts that I'd been nurturing under lights indoors for a few weeks. Of course, immediately after I put them out, an absurd cold snap in Seattle (see below) saw a ...
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Safe water for tomatoes

We live in a rural area and our dish water runs out to a field. There must have been few tomato seeds in the water. We now have about 4 volunteer plants producing fruit. Is it safe to eat tomatoes ...
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What is wrong with my brandywine tomato?

Just when I told my husband I had a great year so far starting tomatoes indoors, I noticed my young brandywine tomato has some sort of disease and it's causing the leaves to have some brown spots and ...
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Tomato seedling care

This is my first time trying to grow from seeds (or from anything for that matter) and my tomato seedlings sprouted up pretty rapidly over the past 2 days. Most of the guides I've seen have ...
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What type of tomatoes would be good for me to plant?

I am completely new to gardening and growing plants so this is all new to me. I have an unused vegetable patch in my garden with plenty of space and as it now spring I am looking to plant in it. I ...
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Are purple cherry tomatoes ripe and if not can I pick them and will they ripen off the vine?

I started growing my cherry tomatoes in July, but used a container rather then planting them in the ground. Most of the tomatoes have ripened. But I have a few that are not turning red, but staying ...
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Hydroponics Tomato plants dying

It’s my first time growing anything and I decided to try growing Tiny Tim tomatoes in an Idoo 10 pod hydroponics system. I have been adding the nutrients that came with the system and have been deep ...
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Strange Fruit from Tomato Plant

Does anyone know what type of fruit or growth this is? We thought we were growing tomatoes, the companion plant is producing tomatoes as expected but we don’t know what to make of this and whether it ...
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Tomatoes not flowering or producing

I planted 15 tomato plant of different varieties on May 30th. There was excessive heat and humidity in the Washington DC area, above 90 degrees in July and August. I tilled the ground with composted ...
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Something's wrong with my tomato plants

Since the past two weeks, I have noticed some brown and white spots on my tomato leaves and some leaves becoming completely dry and wilting. I don't know what the issue is, the fruit seems fine for ...
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What causes this strange mutation on my Roma tomato?

I'm curious, is this a mutation or something else? This is a store bought Roma plant so I do not know the genetics. The tomato fell off whilst I was collecting my harvest around 8/8/22. It didn't take ...
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What are these dark spots on my tomato leaves?

These dark spots have appeared on my tomatoes. I assume it's some sort of desease, but can't quite figure out which one. Here are a few pictures: And a few notes: the colour of the spots is a bit ...
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What is this weird little bump on my tomato?

So I picked this lovely brandywine tomato yesterday and noticed this extra little bumpy thing. What is it?
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Time to stop watering tomatoes and peppers?

I've heard that too much water and/or fertilizer can slow down the ripening of tomatoes (brandywine) and peppers (sunrise, carmen). My plants are big and healthy, all with full-sized fruits. They do ...
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Baby Tomato plant - how to care for it

I’ve been gifted this gorgeous baby tomato plant and would appreciate advise/tips on how to care for it? I’ve read online that you should cut leaves off to encourage fruit growth however i’m unsure ...
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How can I tell if my tomato plant is stressed or supposed to have tiny tomatoes?

I got some tomato seeds, and I was pretty sure they were regular tomatoes, but now that a few are ready for harvest they are very small. Now I'm not sure if I actually got a cherry tomato plant or if ...
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Tomato leaf problem

I get this problem on my tomato leaves every year around this time it seems like. The older affected leaves get crispy after time goes by. This happens on Brandywines, Celebrities, Empires, Betterboys....
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Garden twine used to hang tomatoes is rubbing and damaging plants?

I bought what I thought was typical garden tying/hanging twine from amazon (link here) and hung my plants from the ceiling with plastic clips. Now it seems the points where the twine touches the ...
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tomatoes withering and rotting

Location: north Italy (Alps). Asking for my dad. My dad has planted some 20 tomatoes of various type in his garden, in a spot with around 8h or sunlight and automatic watering through a drip-tube at ...
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Tomato plant leaves wrong

I'm new to gardening. Or, rather, I attempt it every year and kill everything by accident. This year I'm attempting tomatoes (I accidentally grew tomatoes when I was trying to compost, so I figured it ...
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Surge tank hydroponics, newly transplanted tomatos are yellowing with brown spots

Story Bought my plants already started from a greenhouse at about 6 inches tall, they looked great. I have 8 different plants for a sort of initial test run each with a different variety. They came in ...
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How to control Kentucky Wonder beans and very tall-growing tomatoes

Last year, my Kentucky Wonder green beans outgrew a very tall tipi with string horizontals I had given it. The same thing happened with an indeterminate tomato plant with a very tall stake, I forget ...
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Indeterminate Roma tomato growing in clusters

Last year I grew an indeterminate Roma tomato that grew in clusters. The fruits were on the small side and I think there was kind of a point at the bottom of each one. I can't remember what kind it ...
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Are my tomato seedlings doing OK?

I started a few varieties of tomato plants inside this year, from seedlings. They are under grow lights, and have heating mats under them (set to 80°F). Two of the plants have leaves that appear ...
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Tomato Plant Growth Plan - Help

I'm new to growing tomatoes. One of my plants is doing pretty good and I'm not sure what I should do with it. I think my options are to cut the tops and let it bush out, or train it over onto the ...
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What happened to this tomato?

It's Cherry Roma, and every time they turn red this happens. Is it because of the sun? They are in an area where there is more direct sunlight. Is this also safe to eat?
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Tomato plant, fungal, can anyone help me save them?

I am new to the site as well as growing tomatoes, so any help would really be appreciated! I have attached photos of my tomato plants. White spots appeared on the leaves and I applied diluted neem oil ...
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What happens if you bury a tomato fruit?

I had a rotten tomato, and was wondering what will happen if you bury the whole fruit? I'm not expecting anything to happen this year, but maybe next year?
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