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I would be more worried about the leaf curl than the bulge/bump at the petioles (the leafstalk, ie part of the leaf that connects to the stem) of pruned leaves. The stem is also very curved (bad). I can't see the growth tip in the first photo at the top--it almost looks like someone stuck a leaf in the ground, instead of a photo of a plant. The label says ...


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They seem to need between 6 and 10 hours of direct sun to grow best, depending on the growth stage they are at. See here (and many other sites seem to be in agreement on my cursory survey) for details.


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The issues with your tomatoes look like a fungus. In our area (I'm in very south-central Wisconsin), septoria is the most common fungal disease of tomato (we're actually lucky, as early and late blights are far worse diseases). I've had this issue for many years and only just last year figured out another possible vector for spread of the disease from year ...


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As an anecdotical answer, here's what happened to a slightly smaller undrained pot Φ~=80mm, h~=90mm. I had intended to transfer it to a larger proper pot but that never happened. The red thing is a 0.5 liter beer can for scale. The height of the plant is H~=500mm and the diameter of the fruit is d~=9mm. It is turning yellow now so I expect it to at very best ...


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Any spots like that and I assume it is a fungal infection. Tomatoes are such fickle plants. I had issues with Septoria Leaf Spot for years in a raised bed. The spores over winter in the soil and get splashed up onto the lower leaves when it rains. The jump up from lower leaves to higher leaves every rain. I have also never seen it jump to my pepper plants ...


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First, I'd like to give you a big thumb's up for researching the insects you saw rather than just going "On no, Bugs!" and blasting them with the nearest pesticide. According to North Carolina State University, insidious flower bugs are a great control for thrips. The damage to the leaves does look like it was done by thrips, so you could easily ...


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I believe they're scars. I can't say for sure what the cause is, but it looks like they might be from pill bugs, slugs, or some other critter nibbling on it. It doesn't look like something to be terribly concerned about. It could alternatively be cause by abrasion, or some such. Some extra potassium (not accompanied by nitrogen) might help to deter further ...


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