Brown stems and spots on tomatoes

missnishApril 10, 2014

This is my first time growing tomatoes. I'm not sure what the brown on the stem and leaves is coming from. I water every other day. I fed them when planted. I'm not sure where this came from. Could any help identify this problem and a possible remedy if any?

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

wee need clues please

indoors, greenhouse or outdoors?
pot or the ground?
prevailing weather -- temps and rainfall?
what have you done so far?
If you tried any remedies, what, when, and the results?
add anything else that might be helpful to us.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 2:06PM
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They're in a container. Weather is up and down. Late 80s during the day 70 or so at night. I haven't done anything I have no idea where to start. The plants get full sun for pretty much the whole day. I water every other day.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2014 at 6:00PM
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Looks like it could be a bit of septoria. I would remove the affected leaves and stems and use a garden fungicide for vegetables to possibly prevent its spread to more of the plant. Fungicides are best used as a preventative, before disease gets started, but you might be able to keep it from spreading to healthy leaves if you start a regular routine.

You live in a far different climate than I, but here septoria generally shows up when it's cool and rainy. It also tends to slow or stop after a while, but sometimes it just keeps going. Once it really gets going it's hard to stop. It's early yet, so you should try to stay ahead of it.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2014 at 8:11AM
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