Result of too much Rain?

deanriowa(4b)August 29, 2007

Here is what seems to be happening to 1/2 my tomato plants.

I plant in multiple areas in the yard and it is happening in most areas.

Everything looked good before the 13" of rain in 13 days.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

13" of rain is more than enough to cause all sorts of fungi and bacteria to take over Dean. Heavy mulch would have prevented some of it but it is too late to worry about that now. ;) And with 13" - even mulch won't prevent molds, fungi, and bacteria from developing.

I can't see any of the leaves close-up well enough to be specific so you could be seeing several different processes going on (blight, bacterial spot, nutritional deficiencies, etc.). You can try spraying with a fungicide (Daconil or Ortho) and see if you can't slow it down - it will take repeated sprays - but once it gets established elimination is impossible.

Meanwhile I'd remove all the infected foliage and some of the good leaf branches to eliminate the overcrowding there and improve the air circulation in among the plants. Then hope it will dry out weather-wise. Good luck.


    Bookmark   August 31, 2007 at 12:50PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

My plants look exactly like this. I posted earlier (Yellow Leaves)and added a pic. I've recently learned that I've been over watering and I suspect this is the cause. I also have some pretty heavy growth and not much air circulation around some plants. Could this be the reason it's taking what seems like an extraordinarily long time for my tomatoes to ripen?
SE Virginia

    Bookmark   September 1, 2007 at 12:14PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Aphids and mosaic virus!!
I only have 2-3 aphids on my seedlings... The next...
Tomatoes - yellow leaves and one plant starting to become droopy
Hi guys, I'm a novice gardener in Queensland and have...
What's term for woven plants? Can tomatoes be woven?
In landscaping I've seen pictures of plants that are...
Tomato Leaf curl
I'm having problems with my Beefsteak tomatoes. The...
Help Identify my Uncle's Tomato pest
Hi all, I'm writing in behalf of my uncle who is not...
Sponsored Products
Elk Lighting 31142/3L 3- Light Pendant in Satin Nickel
Beyond Stores
Dr. Yes Chair by Kartell
$220.00 | Lumens
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Dhurries Grey / Ivory 10 ft. x
Home Depot
Squared Pendant by George Kovacs
$80.00 | Lumens
Design House Barcelona Centerset Lavatory Faucet - 525584
$175.99 | Hayneedle
Playa Black and Ivory Rectangular: 5 Ft. x 8 Ft. Rug
$345.00 | Bellacor
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™