Tomato Plants Dying

cunliffeJuly 10, 2013

I'm a new Tomato plant grower and I'm not sure what to make of this. The leaves looked fine 3 days ago and now both of my cherry tomato plants are dying.

Any ideas what this is being caused by and what steps I can take to help my plants?

Any advice gratefully appreciated.

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Not seen that sort of blackening previously.

But please post a better focused image so we can see the detail clearly.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 7:03PM
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Let's see if this one is a little clearer

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 8:12PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Sorry, I'm still puzzled.

How many leaves on the plant are affected?
If only that one, remove & discard.

If many more, please post image of entire plant.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 12:08AM
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I posted some pictures of leaves on one of my plants on another forum and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus was mentioned. None of my leaves look as bad as the one in focus in your picture, but some of the leaves in the background of your picture look like mine. I also posted pictures on the Container Gardening forum and Growing Tomatoes forum on Gardenweb. Here's a link if you want to compare pictures.

I found some thrips in my plant's blossoms and it's starting to resemble TSWV more and more each time I go out and inspect the plant. Maybe something to look into?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 12:26AM
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