What is wrong with my tomato


It has these spots that grow over time into big spots.

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q what is wrong with my tomato
q what is wrong with my tomato
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  • Here are some different tomato diseases and how to treat them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqg2yRrBB10

  • If they are on the bottom, it's blossom-end rot and your tomatoes need more calcium.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Aug 10, 2020

    Hi Mo, sorry you are having problems with your tomatoes. I hope this information will help you.

    20 Common Tomato Plant Problems and How to Fix Them

    www.saferbrand.com › Articles

    When trying to identify tomato plant diseases, use these steps: ... If the leaves of your plant have brown or black patches, holes, chewed edges or ... Yellow patches turn white and paper-thin, creating an unpleasant appearance and poor taste.

  • Cindy Cindy on Aug 10, 2020

    Hi Mo. Blossom End Rot is the most common problem with tomato plants. It's caused by a calcium deficiency. Adding lime to the soil in the Fall is the easiest answer to your problem. In the meantime, sprinkle egg shells in your garden. That will help. Good luck Mo.

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 10, 2020

    Hi Mo: Sometimes tomatoes can be so cranky! They will get spots if you over water them or under water them or don't give them what they want. If you mix 1 teaspoon of Epsom salt with 4 cups of warm water and spray your plant, then spray again in 10 days, you should be o.k. Stick your finger into the dirt. If it's wet when you are up to your first knuckle, it doesn't need any water. If it's dry, give it a drink. Good luck

  • Mo Mo on Aug 11, 2020

    Thanks all! The Epsom salt solution is great, does that give calcium to the plant? I will definitely to the egg shells!

    Also if it doesn't any idea for an emergency quick simple easy calcium spray or something?

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 11, 2020

    Hello. I don’t see a photo, for the best local professional advice

    I would highly suggest contacting your cooperative extension. These offices are manned by volunteer master gardeners on site there waiting to answer the communities questions that know your local situation quite well.

    Master gardeners are required to volunteer back designated hours ( plus continuing education) each year to maintain MG certification -this community outreach and education is their goal.

    If your office is closed....there Might be alternative online venues like Ask an Expert as well as emailing your local master gardeners extension office for their guidance.... in a non contact manner.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 11, 2020

    Take a look here:

    Ref: https://www.hometalk.com/44323923/q-what-is-wrong-with-my-tomato

    Right click on the tiny image to see it, sorry about that.

    Bacterial Speck of Tomato

    Bacterial speck is the most common disease of tomato caused by Pseudomonas syringae pv. At the early stage, it affects the leaves and reduces production. Later, it attacks fruits and impacts on tomato quality.

    Causes and Identification of Bacterial Speck of Tomato

    At the early stage, approximately ⅛ to ¼ inch in diameter black spots appear on the tomato leaves that often are more noticeable on the undersides of leaves. After several periods of time, the black spots develop a yellowish halo.

    The spots may prominent to the fruits, the spots become raise on the fruits and turn color from brown to black. If you notice very carefully, then you may be seen a green halo around the spots on unripe tomato and yellow halo on ripe tomato.

    Prevention of Bacterial Speck of Tomato

    Prevention is the only way to keep safe your tomato from the bacterial speck. You should maintain the following steps to prevent this disease-

    Use disease-free seed

    This is a seed-borne disease. It can mostly spread through seed. So planting healthy and disease-free seeds may be the primary step of prevention the speck disease.

    Seed treatment

    Soak the tomato seed in hot water (52°c) for 25 minutes or you can also soak seeds in a 20% bleach solution for 30 minutes.

    Chemical Control

    Spray mancozeb or maneb fungicide to prevent this disease. You can also mix copper bactericide with the fungicide.

    Here are the recommended copper bactericide and mancozeb fungicide for you-

    CuPRO 5000 Fungicide/Bactericide 3lb Dry Flowable...

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    Bonide (BND862) - Fungal Disease Control, Mancozeb...

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    Lastly, Sterilize the gardening tools with 10% bleach or rubbing alcohol and don’t use sprinkler water the tomato. If you notice any symptoms of this disease, cut the infected parts and buried in a safe place. In severe condition, burn the whole plant.

    The Bottom Line

    Learning how to grow tomatoes is becoming more popular day-by-day. But nothing ruins a homemade crop of tomatoes quicker than diseases like blossom end rot and Septoria leaf spot. I hope this guide will help you prevent and treat diseases like these. Good luck!

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    What is wrong with my tomato

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 11, 2020

    Hi Mo, sounds like you got a bit of fungus, hope this helps


  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Aug 12, 2020

    Take a sample to your local nursery for treatment/prevention info.

  • Janice Janice on Aug 12, 2020

    Contact your County Extension Agent and show them a pic of your tomato. They should be able to diagnose and advise you about best next procedure.

  • Bobbie Bobbie on Aug 13, 2020

    This looks like end blossom rot, lack of calcium in soil and or inconsistent watering

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Aug 31, 2020

    not enough calcium