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 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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Save my tomato plant from broken tip with flowers

My tomato plant fell off my deck yesterday due to higher wind. The top of the tomato plant broke. It was the only place the plant was flowering. Is there a way to save the plant or maybe plant the ...
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Yellow/Black Spots on Tomato Leaves

I've grown a tomato plant in a Home Depot bucket for about 2 months now. It is an heirloom species called Dwarf Almadine. Recently, the weather has been really damp (mushrooms popping up from the ...
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What's wrong with my tomato?

Update This is the whole plant picture, I planted it outdoor in-ground. It receives full afternoon sun (1 pm - 7 pm). We have a very mild climate in CA and don't have any storms or high winds. The ...
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Under what conditions do tomatoes grow best?

Our garden is in partial shade, and I am wondering how much sun tomatoes need to grow best?
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Tomatoes: what is causing leaf discoloration and brown spots on plant? Blight, fungus, or something else? (Pictures Included)

Second-year gardener here and first time poster-- happy for any direction, criticism, or even duplicate marking. Location: Chicago Area, United States Plants: Tomatoes (cherry and plum variants-- ...
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Can't identify tomato spots

I've looked through tons of tomato problem pictures, but I can't seem to find any that match my problem. The plant is a Big Boy variety and seems (to my mostly untrained eye) quite healthy (it's about ...
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Black spots on my tomato plants?

My tomatoes have been slowly developing black spots on the leaves for a while now. I cant figure out what is causing it. I also just found some tiny bugs all over the plant today, but I can’t figure ...
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what is this thing?

I am quite new to taking care of plants and I do need some advice regarding brown scale-like stuff on the stem of my tomato plant. ( yes, I tried googling the problem) Backgrounder: re-potted - a ...
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What are these light green spots on my tomatoes?

I saw this in nearly all of the old growth. In researching this I found that it could be eggs of a leaf-miner, or simply just sun damage. I wanted to confirm if this is something to worry about, and ...
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What are these brown spots on my tomatoes?

Just formed today. I'm not sure what it could be.
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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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