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Questions tagged [tomatoes]

Edible red fruit, cultivar of *Solanum lycopersicum*

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Why are my tomato leaves yellowing and withering?

I have two tomato plants and two peppers in a hydrocultural system, going on a month and a half. The tomatoes initially grew really fast. Two weeks or so ago they started to wither away, leaves ...
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What's the difference between stacked and trellis when supporting tomatoes?

I was reading some article that said that stacked tomatoes yield less than those supported with trellis. I tried searching for images for stacked and trellis tomatoes, but I see the same type of ...
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Is this a tomato plant?

I personally never grow tomatoes. I'm collecting some seedlings that grow wildly from tomatoes that people throwed outside. I couldn't figure out whether that small plant on the right is a tomato or ...
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Tiny thin black bugs with white stripes on tomatoes

Anyone know what these little black bugs with white stripes on their back are? (There's a larger version — please click the picture) They seem to be all over a few of my tomato plants and multiplying, ...
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Why are my tomato plant leaves turning brown, shriveling, dying?

This has been progressive over the last 6 weeks, leaves turning dry, brown and getting very thin and shriveling like paper on a Tomato "Blue Berries" cherry tomato plant. The closest I could guess ...
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Do tomatoes produce seeds that are true to the parent plant's characteristics?

I had an unusual tomato plant this year with off leaf formations. It seemed to fruit reasonably well despite this. If I collect and grow on seeds from this plant can I expect to see similar ...
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Are there methods to grow adventitious roots at an arbitrary point of the stem?

Tomato plants are known to grow adventitious roots. I experienced it myself when a forgotten stem lied on the soil for a while. Now I am curious if there are methods to cultivate such roots, other ...
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Is there any way to save delayed tomato plants before temperature gets too low?

We are entering fall, with rainy conditions and daily temperatures below 20 °C, and my tomatoes, though (or because…) tall and robusts, are just starting flowering. Even if next weeks are more ...
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Do plants need to be re-hardened after being brought back inside?

I have ~2 month old bell pepper and heirloom tomato plants that have been spending the last month outdoors in full sun. Unfortunately I'm leaving on a 10-day trip, and will be keeping them watered ...
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Tomato plant after neem oil application

My tomato plants stems had mealy bugs and with in an hour of my notice I started to spray neem oil liquid soap water and the plants now looks very bad and the leaves looks very dull. Will the leaves ...
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Would a tomato plant being shaded out cause smaller tomatoes?

I'm getting sweet 100s the size of my pinkey mail, when they often get the size of my first thumb joint. Could square foot gardening, and being shaded too much by the cultivars Big Zac/Mushroom Basket ...
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Mold on tomato leaves

I've noticed these moldy, fuzzy spots on many of my tomato plants: I figured it is some sort of a mold problem, but I couldn't find which one exactly and what to do with it. The plants are on the ...
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What are the stages of tomato splitting?

We all know tomatoes split, but what are the different stages of them splitting? can they heal from the various stages?
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What’s wrong with my tomato plant?

I transplanted my tomato plant about three weeks ago, in a pot with potting soil. There is plenty of room in the pot as well. It is outside all day and the weather here is about 75 degrees at night ...
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Why do I have brown “jelly” and rotten smell inside my healthy looking tomatoes?

I have about 30 tomato plants of several varieties, all hybrid except for one heirloom. Every single tomato plant is having the same issue but my peppers, eggplant, green beans, and cucumbers are fine ...
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What is this plant? (sweet potato?)

A long while ago, I planted what I'm pretty sure was the head of a sweet potato that started growing. The plant is still small but growing, and it has some small fruit-beginning (all green, but one ...
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Can I safely prune/limit height of tomato plant?

My cherry tomato plants are growing beyond any expectations - plants are almost 2 m tall and they will soon reach shading net above them. Plants are healthy with a lot of new flowers on top. Is it ...
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Chrysanthimum-based pesticide killed my young plants

Recently, a pesticide that I used to treat a number of my young plants killed everything I applied it to. I applied it in accordance with the directions, and the brand is well-reviewed on Amazon, but ...
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How can I get rid of weeds in my garden?

Obviously it is my first time gardening and I have weeds taller than my tomato, pepper, basil and mint plants. Is there any chemical I can use without hurting my plants or any solution? Also it has ...
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Is a virus, or something else, causing my tomato leaves to become shriveled, yellow and wrinkled?

Information: two tomato plants - one is some kind of a plum tomato, and the other is a black tomato. the plum tomato's seed was taken from a freshly cut plum tomato (which was bought at the ...
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Yellowing lower tomato leaves

What is wrong with these plants? I’m moving in a month so can’t put them in the ground yet. The bottom leaves are turning yellow and starting to get brown spots. I don’t know if I’m watering too ...
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White insects on tomato plant?

There are a lot of white insects on my tomato plants Lower base stem and some on leaves I wonder they useful or should I kill them or if they bad what are they called and how to to get rid of them.
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What pest is affecting my tomato plants?

This is the fourth year I've been growing tomatoes in my garden, but this is the first time I see this pest affecting my plants. The plants have black, brown spots on yellowing leaves. On some of the ...
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Tomato Plant Bugs

Does anyone know what bugs these are? These were found on the leaves of our tomato plants.
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Dry brown stem on tomato plant

I carefully transferred this tomato from a pot because some of the leaves are starting to dry out and the stem is turning brown, and it did not seem to make a difference. So I was wondering if this is ...
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How do we deal with abnormally heavy rain?

I just started gardening this year, and we've tried a few methods to see what works best, including a straw bale garden, compost bag gardens, and a tilled field. Things were going great until about a ...
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How do I save a tomato plant that had the top broken in half?

Somehow the top of a tomato plant of mine got broken off at the top of the plant and want to try to save it. The part that broke off is still green, but don't think it will do very well on that part. ...
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resources to identify tomato plants by leaves

I've got a few tomato plant teenagers with unknown variety due to bad organisation when we were planting their seeds :) Are you aware of any resource available to identify tomato variety by their ...
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Is this a good Cherry Tomato spacing?

As the title says, is this a good spacing for cherry tomato plants?
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What's wrong with my tomatoes?

We've had tomatoes inside started for a while now. It's been almost a month since our last problem and now we're seeing this on some of the tomatoes: I know tomatoes look scraggly often but this ...
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Why does my tomato plant have tightly shrivelled green leaves?

I have a Tomato Grafted Stargold F1 (Yellow Cherry) growing in my greenhouse. It has been in there for several weeks and it seems to have grown taller but all the leaves are very tightly curled in. ...
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My six-week old tomato seedlings don't look great. Please help!

https://imgur.com/a/Hpwv3AM Hi, I am growing tomatoes from seed this year for the first time. My plants are under LED lights and are about 6 weeks old. The underside of the leaves is purple and ...
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What is best to use for mulch in a garden?

I bought some natural cypress mulch for my tomatoes and then I was told not to use it because it would steal nitrogen. What is the best mulch and is there one that you can till in after the garden is ...
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Yellowish pattern on leafs of tomato seedlings

My tomato seedlings are experiencing discolouration on the leaves. I am unsure of what this could be. Any suggestions?
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Tomato leaves look… off with lightly yellowing leaves

We have some tomatoes which look... off, slightly yellowing leaves. Is there anything we can do differently here? Or anything really obvious? These plants have more or less lived under grow lights ...
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Why are my tomato seedlings dying after applying ammonium sulfate?

Why are my tomato seedlings dying? They just germinated then after a week some are dying? I added compost and a little bit of ammonium sulphate in each plastic bags. They are not yet transplanted. I ...
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Can a tomato plant break by its own weight?

I have a garden with San Marzano tomato plants which began budding, but recently there was heavy rain which tilted some plants at large angles. Some are using the ground as support. My question is, ...
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How many grow lights do I need for starting tomato seeds?

Should I just buy a 48" shop light? I have two 10 x 20 flats. I've never done seeds indoors. I have about 6 weeks until our last frost date, May 15 in Chicago. I already started the seeds on a heat ...
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How do you determine the viability of tomato sprouts?

We have a handful of tomato plants from seed which sprouted before we got grow lights. Most of them look like: Should we just accept these won't make it? They don't look like I would think they ...
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Why are lower tomato leaves like these?

I have a cherry tomato plant that is staked and caged. It is in an outdoor covered patio in South Florida. It is about 5ft. tall and is producing several fruit. I currently use miracle-gro 24-8-16 ...
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When to repot vegetables into normal earth?

A month ago, I sowed some tomatoes, paprika and kohlrabies into nutrient poor sowing earth. They are growing nicely, but I am wondering, when it is time to repot them into normal (nutrient rich, pre-...
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How do I properly amend soil in pots I used last year to grow tomatoes/peppers in Ohio?

I have half a dozen large pots (24"+) on my balcony which I've used for a couple of years to grow tomatoes, peppers and herbs. Last year I rotated several pots from tomato to peppers and vice versa, ...
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Will this Cherry tomato sprout ever grow its first leaves?

I have planted three cherry tomato seeds. One has sprouted among them, but for the past two days its leaves are not emerging from the seeds. It’s the same as shown in the picture below. I'm also ...
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Plant recommendation for gift for kindergarten students

My wife is a kindergarten teacher and this year, as an end of year gift for the children, she wanted to give them each a small tomato plant to bring home on the last day of school. She asked me to ...
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What is wrong with my indoor cherry tomato plant?

I recently noticed a few gnats and added some mosquito bits to the water which I use to water it with... not sure if it is related though.
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Help with tomato pest problem

first of all, thanks for taking time looking into my problem, it is greatly appreciated. I need help identifying and combating a new pest on my tomato plants. I'm growing in a big city (Buenos Aires,...
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What's the English translation for “Tomate Cherry Dulcemiel”?

What's the correct translation in English for "Tomate Cherry Dulcemiel" (Spanish)? I could only find one link with a photo of this variety: https://soysuper.com/p/tomate-cherry-dulcemiel-bandeja-200-...
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What's the name of this blue tomato cultivar?

This variety is called "Tomate Azul" (Spanish) and "Tomàquet Blau" (Catalan) at the Alcampo hypermarket. There are many varieties of blue tomatoes so I wonder what's the English name for this ...
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What's the English translation for “Tomate Canario”?

What's the correct translation in English for "Tomate Canario" (Spanish)? I got two links in Spanish about the history of this tomato cultivar http://www.revistabinter.com/2017/06/19/cultivo-tomate-...
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English name of “Marmalin” (Spanish) tomato cultivar

Ten days ago I've seen in a fruit shop some tomatoes named "Tomate Marmalin" in Spanish. The "Marmalin" word might be Catalan though. I can't find anything on internet about this variety, not even in ...