tomato seedlings

vguerraMarch 18, 2013

hi there.
i have got just over 5000 tomato seedlings in trays and for the past 3 weeks everything was fine until this morning when i went to the green house i found that in the majority of the plants the leaves are gone only the stems are left,
can you help me? tell me what is this and what must i use to stop this.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

perhaps a mouse?

    Bookmark   March 20, 2013 at 8:21PM
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janie_appleseed

A lot of worms, mites, and other pests like to feast on plants specifically at night. If you don't use an insecticidal soap or other insecticide, i would recommend one.
Another problem could be root rot. If you are overwatering the tomatoes the roots could disintegrate and cause the leaves to shrivel up and fall off. I don't think there is much you can do, if at all, to cure root rot. If that is the problem, try finding a soil that drains better, or just not watering them as much.
One last thing: What is the average temperature where you are? Tomatoes are very sensitive to cold climates. You would think they would be fine in a green house, but you never know.
Wishing you the best of luck,
Janie_appleseed

    Bookmark   March 23, 2013 at 9:13AM
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