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Yellowing/ spots on bottom leaves; Top leaves curling upward??

Posted by rachael_zac 98663 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 4, 07 at 20:52

Sorry the pics are so big, I will resize next time!

Any idea what this could be? I have spent hours looking through the indentifiers. Is it a defienciency, pest, bacteria?? I was thinking of doing a soil test and maybe appyling neem oil. I am very new at this and have no idea what is wrong? Please help!


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RE: Yellowing/ spots on bottom leaves; Top leaves curling upward?

Hi,

I had the same problem and yes it will spread to the whole plant and all your tomatoes. It's a Fungus, and it will kill you plants very fast. Thanks to Sharon Love Joy's book Trowel & Error, I found a recipe for diluted milk that saved my plants. I used a 3:1 solution(3 parts water, 1 part milk). First I trimmed off all the affected leaves/branches ( this will make your tomatoes look like scarecrows, but it's the only way)-Dont compost the diseased foliage.
Then spray with diluted milk for several days. I do it in the shade but early enough that the plants have time to dry before evening coolness sets in.

My plants are saved! I cant believe it worked!

BTW I live in coastal (June Gloom) CA, in case you were wondering about the plants locale.

Hope it works for you,

Ziggy


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RE: Yellowing/ spots on bottom leaves; Top leaves curling upward?

I think some of the top pics look like you might have spider mites. Neem would work for these possibly. I have horrible spider mite infestation every year on my maters and even the neem only partially works. Seems like I get maters but the plants look horrible and die a little earlier than usual

kendra


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RE: Yellowing/ spots on bottom leaves; Top leaves curling upward?

the bottom photo looks like a potassium deficiency. That is usually only a problem in cool weather though.


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RE: Yellowing/ spots on bottom leaves; Top leaves curling upward?

Scratch that, Phosphorous, not potassium.

Sorry for the confusion. A balanced fertilizer should clear it up.


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