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White tips on tomato leaves

Posted by ehsteve VA (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 21, 13 at 11:44

I've got four tomato plants in SWCs, they all look like they are doing well but this morning I noticed white tips on the leaves of one plant.

Is this a disease? If so how can it be treated? Or should I start over with a new plant.

The mix this plant is in is a 3-1-1 peat-pine bark-pearlite mix.

https://imageshack.us/a/img593/7149/photo18nv.jpg


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RE: White tips on tomato leaves

I can't see the white spots you refer to. Overall, the plant looks fine.

That said, I suspect the white tube is for irrigation?
Is it to apply the water?
Or to remove excess from a container without a drain hole?


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RE: White tips on tomato leaves

Attached is another photo with better light and the white spots circled

(https://imageshack.us/a/img703/6018/whitespots.jpg)

Aside from the white tips the plant looks healthy, but if it's some sort of infection I wanted to catch it before it spreads.

The tube is for watering - the tomato is in a DIY self watering container.


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RE: White tips on tomato leaves

That's normal fluid leaving the leaves because of high soil moisture and/or high humidity. Called guttation.


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