Tomato problems

sycthDecember 20, 2013

I'm growing about 10 different heirloom tomatoes in buckets and I'm starting to have some problems on 1 or 2 plants. Its starting on the bottom leaves and looks like it might be spreading up. im not sure if its a disease or nutrient burn or deficiency.

Overall the plants look healthy they are putting out flowers and branching out. i just want to make sure the problem dosen't spread.

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After looking at some charts I'm thinking Bacterial Speck. Anyone with more experience have any thoughts. This is only my second year growing tomatoes.

    Bookmark   December 20, 2013 at 5:07PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Can you post pictures ?

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 12:01AM
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    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 12:23AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Judging from that picture, I would not be alarmed.

It is normal for the lower leaves to yellow and die/fall off. To be safe, I would just cut off those leaves.

I would also give the plants a light dose of fertilizers. They look a bit pale to me.'

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 1:28AM
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yeah i noticed the pale leaves its only on that one plant and its the biggest so maybe its using more nutes than the others. i had given some bird guana a couple days before the picture, it didn't seem like it helped so i gave it some fish emulsion today.

    Bookmark   December 21, 2013 at 12:54PM
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Yellowing bottom leaves are normal, trim and remove from the garden area as they might be blighted. Mulch plants to avoid dirt splash as it can damage leaves. I grow 'better boy' in cages with three stems (two are the lowest suckers) and remove 1/3 to 1/2 of all leaves to provide better air circulation. Very productive.

    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 9:35PM
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