Why do I have black spots on my tomato plants and tomatoes?

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I live in KY (lots of clay) and was about a week late getting my tomato plants (Better Boy) in the ground. I added bone meal, lime and 10/10/10 fertilizer in hole.
q why do i have black spots on my tomato plants and tomatoes
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  • Judy Judy on Jul 11, 2017
    You need to re-work your soil. We have clay soil too and now have raised beds. Some compost might help, and also use some egg shells around your plants. There are several places on the internet you can get information on how to re-do your soil. Good luck.
    • Jun24865004 Jun24865004 on Jul 11, 2017
      i usually till up my soil but read that it wasn't a good idea so I just dug out a big hole, loosened it and worked in the additives. Thanks for the help. Sometimes that clay is hard on plants.
  • Colimbia1 Colimbia1 on Jul 11, 2017
    Black spots can also be caused by too much water.
    • Jun24865004 Jun24865004 on Jul 11, 2017
      Thanks. That is good to know since some of the lower leaves turned yellow. I will hang in there and hope for a little less rain.
  • Darlene Edwards Darlene Edwards on Jul 11, 2017
    Have you tried ebsomsalt.
  • Candrice Troia Candrice Troia on Jul 11, 2017
    Black spots is a fungus or disease! Can be treated!
  • User User on Jul 11, 2017
    lack of calcium
  • Judy Judy on Jul 11, 2017
    June, HELLO!!! we live in TN, and if you can, maybe you should try to plant them in a larger pot, and keep it on the porch, in separate pots, with a hole in it. Water it good, and make sure the pot has a hole in the bottom of the plant pot, this may help you alot also. The plant will get sunshine in the morn and at nite also. Tho we do have rain coming in, they will enjoy the rain, as well. J. If you can, be sure the pot, which is a reddish pot, to have a hole in it, and put a string in it, and have 2" of string hanging out of the bottom, and then have it about 4-5 " high inside the pot. The plant will draw the water from the bottom, and have this on a saucer that is plastic and all will be fine. Water daily, especially if it is in the sun. Best wishes, neighbor, J.
  • Jun24865004 Jun24865004 on Jul 11, 2017
    thanks everyone for your help.
  • Jun24865004 Jun24865004 on Jul 12, 2017
    Thank you.
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