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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.

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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?

RE: White tips on tomato leaves

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


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.

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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