Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
I have black spots on my tomato plant leaves and some on the main stem. Will it kill the plant? Can I get rid of it? Will it apread to the soil or other plants? HELP. I see it in most of the greehouses I have been to. Is it to late to find someone with a place to find a clean tomato plant and still plant it and get fruit?
Rate This FAQ
Black spots on your tomato leaves and stem could be a fungal disease. These are commonly called leaf blights or leaf spots. Below is a link to a picture of what the symptoms of this disease typically looks like.
These diseases are promoted by cool, wet conditions like we had this spring. Fungal diseases can spread but there are a few things that you can do to help keep it under control. If there are only a few leaves on your plants that are affected you can remove and discard them. In addition, water early in the morning so that the leaves of the plants will be dry before nightfall and let the soil dry out in between watering. There are fungicides that can be applied but all will have restrictions on how many days between application of the fungicide and when the fruit is safe to eat. If you choose to use one make sure to read the label and follow all of the directions carefully. As the weather clears up this problem will decrease. I have included a link on growing tomatoes that has more information.
If this does not look like what is happening to your tomatoes you can bring a sample into our office at 2001 S. State Street #S1200 and we will help identify the problem.
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- I have a Saucer Magnolia Tree. I purchased it about 4 years ago, every year I see no growth. It has bloomed every year. But it just seems like I would see some growth? This year the leaves are yellow. I have a picture. Am I missing something? What can I do?
- How close together can flowering pear trees be planted?
- My husband mistakenly put fertilizer with a broad leaf killer in it on our garden. Is there anything we can do to grow things this year? Everything has died sadly.
- What night-time temperatures are too cold for "tender plants" such as tomatoes, squashes, annual bedding plants, etc.?
- I live in riverton and want to plant triple crown blackberries and dwarf northblue blueberries. Do you have any suggestions or help?
- How can I tell if the spider I found is a hobo spider?
- I have a pine tree that is dying. It has two or three branches that are dead or dying. Is there any treatment that I can use to stop this?
- I have several burning bushes and every year they start out great in the spring but later spring the leaves turn yellow, I have been adding iron to the soil around them and it seems to help a bit but it still happens every year. Could it be something else?