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Edible red fruit, cultivar of *Solanum lycopersicum*

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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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How to harvest peppers and tomatoes for later use in sauces without harming taste [migrated]

Is there anyway I can pick my peppers and tomatoes now and freeze them immediately for later use to make hot sauces and tomato sauces? I am trying to find the most efficient way to process my pepper ...
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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 watered. Then the last few days it started raining pretty heavy ...
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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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What are the brown spots on my tomato leaves?

These spots have been developing since the weather turned from hot and sunny to overcast with showers. The closest images I've found online are of magnesium deficiency, but I'm not convinced enough ...
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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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Help me diagnose my tomato plant's stem problem!

I'm a beginner gardener, and growing tomato plants for the first time. I need help diagnosing a problem on my stems! I regrew my three plants from seeds of a small heirloom tomato that I came across ...
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Is my conservatory too hot for plants?

I have a small all-glass conservatory. It's essentially a greenhouse joined onto the side of the house, and it's getting remarkly hot in the current sunny weather (North London, UK). When the doors/...
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Tomato plant stem and leaves turning dark green/black with yellow circles

I have a few tomato plants where the tops of the leaves and stems are turning dark green/grey. Additionally, yellow circles are appearing on the leaves. These were recently transplanted from indoor ...
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What is this bug skeletonizing some of my tomato leaves?

This insect is causing minor damage to tomato leaves in my garden. Critter is mostly black with tan wing suit around the periphery. The wing suit is not between the legs which it extends as required ...
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Seeking help diagnosing leaf health, pictures attached

Newly transplanted plants both appear to have unhealthy leaves. Seeking help identifying and treating said problem. Help is appreciated ty!
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Poor draining sandy loam soil

I tested my soil and discoverd it has 10% clay, 29% silt, and 59% sand. I've noticed my soil sucks when it comes to draining water (unless it's slowly raining). Water will pool on the top of the ...
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Tomato plant not growing further

It’s my second season growing tomatoes in a greenhouse. All of my plants are shooting up these last few weeks/months apart from the Cherokee Heritage plant which seems to have.... well.... topped out ...
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Tomato seedlings dry off after planting out

So I had about 50 tomato seedlings. 3 different kind. They were quite beautiful, big and some of them already flowering. I made holes for them, put some dried organic manure pellet to the bottom. I ...
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Do my tomatoes have aminopyralid herbicide damage?

Photo below of my tomato plant. This was planted in 3 inches of miracle grow with composted horse manure below, sourced locally. Everything was fine for about 2 weeks, then this morning I noticed that ...
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appropriate planter size for tomato plants

What is the most appropriate size for tomato planters? My plants are more than 2 months old. Also, any specific material that I should use e.g., ceramic, plastic?
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Anyone could give me a tip about what´s happening with my tomato plant

Hello (: i am a beginner in this matters, could anyone give me a hand by helping me find what´s wrong with my tomato plant. Principally the symptom, which i hope you can see by the picture, is that ...
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Can LED flood lights supplement north facing balcony light to grow tomatoes?

I have a north facing balcony that does not get enough light to grow most flowering plants or tomatoes. I want to try supplementing with LED flood lights from behind. Is it worth the effort?
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DIY Kratky method hydroponics for growing Tomatoes using Milk Jugs

I want to make a small setup of non-circulating hydroponics by Kratky method for growing Tomatoes/peppers using Milk Jugs. Due to COVID, I would like to get all the necessary items delivered home. So ...
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Saving frostbite tomato plants

Late frost covered but not s they can be saved
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Why are my cherry tomato sprout’s leaves yellowing and getting brown/gray spots?

This is my first year trying to grow cherry tomatoes from seeds in my raised garden bed. My 2 month old tomato sprout was looking super healthy until last week or so and it started getting yellowing ...
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What is wrong with my tomato plants? The stems are browning from root

I don't know much about gardening. Just started a little rooftop garden during quarantine. I noticed some of my tomato plants were browning from the soil. It looks like the brown parts are not getting ...
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Grow tomatoes outdoors inside a transparent plastic box

First time I'm going to plant tomatoes. I read up already on how to plant the seeds into pots. My question is: can I put the pots (containing the planted seeds) inside a big (45 liter), transparent,...
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Brown marks on tomato seedlings?

First time growing tomato plants from seed this year, but the seedlings have brown marks on the cotyledons. I've put the affected seedlings aside through fear of blight, but honestly have very little ...
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What kind of plant is this? It looks like a tomato plant but I'm not sure that's what it is

What kind of plant is this seedling? I've been told it looks like a tomato plant but I'm not sure that's what it is. It's been growing for about a month and a half.
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Moving tomato seedlings outside right after germinating?

I'm trying to grow tomato from seed. I know it's a bit late. Daytime temps here are consistently 60-70F right now. I know that's not optimal for germination, but it's good for growth of tomatoes. My ...
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Tomato leaves dying

I am located in India and here the whether is around 34 degree with bright sun. I have tomato plant in my balcony in 2 feet pot. It seems the leaves are dying suddenly. See in attached photo. Soil is ...
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Why do my tomato seedlings leafs have white spots? Is it Manganese (Mn) deficiency?

I grew this seedling and five others by starting a slice of tomato in a pot. It's about 6" tall. It's been growing perhaps about a month, and I embarrassingly just found out seed starting mix doesn't ...
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Are mature store-bought veggie plants like these intended to stay in their pots?

We recently bought some large and mature (already budding) tomato and bell pepper plants from costco. Unfortunately they have 3 to 5-ish plants per pot, and I'm trying to figure out what to do with ...
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Strategies to protect infrequently watered tomato plants

I have a field out of town, where I can grow vegetables, however it is too far away for me to water daily, I can do every 3 days max. What are some good strategies to protect tomatoes from the direct ...
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What are the best practices for growing cherry tomatoes from a sprout?

I did a small quarantine experiment with some overripe grape tomatoes that I need some tips on. I managed to harvest the seeds and plant them and voila! Over 50 tomato sprouts. Now the question is......
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Am I overwatering my cherry & beefsteak tomato plants or do I have some kind of fungus?

I'm new to gardening and this is my first real try. I've grown some cherry and beefsteak tomato plants (and other veges) from seedlings and have had them growing for a month or so. Some of my tomato ...
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For tomato allergies, finding/shipping Seviocard and other European cultivars to the US

I have a tomato allergy and so am looking for a specific cultivar, Seviocard (hybrid), which is known to be low in the allergen. It's not available at any USA seeds supplier that we can find. There ...
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Tomato plant drooping

I am having lots of difficulty with my tomato plant. It will look very health in the morning and after a few hours, start to droop completely. I am using a self watering pot and keep it filled. I ...
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Tomato plant's leaves have white lines on them

This is my first time gardening, and I noticed the other day, one of my tomato plant's leave started looking a bit odd. I haven't fertilized any of the plants yet, as this is my first time, and I ...

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