Friday, July 11, 2008

tomato trouble

First the good news:
I've got five little maters!
but the bad news - something is happening to the foliage.
anyone recognize this malady?
Help save the tomatoes!
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Barbara said...

That looks a lot like what we get here in southern Wisconsin. I think you probably have either Early Blight, Late Blight or Septoria Leaf Spot. (They all look pretty similar and I never can remember how you tell them apart.)

Maybe you can do a web search for these (or for tomato diseases) and see what comes up.

The bad news -- there's no organic treatment for any of those three diseases, very few varieties have much resistance, and they're hard to prevent.

Try to keep good air circulation around your plants so the leaves don't stay wet for a long time. And hope they outgrow it!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha, I read Barbara's comment about don't let those leaves stay wet for a long time. I'm not a gardening guru, but whatever those spots are, my guess is that it's all this goofy rain that's causing it! Good luck with the dry out!

lmillercrew said...

k, first of all you used the word "malady" is that the English form of like "excuse me 'ma lady?'"
Not sure if I would know what that meant unless I read it in context. lol
Sorry bout your maters friend. I'm sure they'll be fine. It's not like you're going to eat the leaves.

Anonymous said...

It looks like the same thing my tomatoes have. I bought some stuff from Lowe's (Bonine Garden Dust, I believe)and I dusted my tomato and peppers(they had it too). It is called Bacteria Leaf Spot or Leaf blight. My tomatoes look better, but I don't think we are over it yet. One of the websites I read, said something about copper helping it. I also cut off the bottome limbs because they were completely being destroyed.

Good Luck!