My Tomato’s Are Sick, What Do I Do Now?

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Source document: Tomato Problem Solver is a link to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and provides many pictures to help you diagnose and treat your tomato disease problem(s).

You can’t treat your diseased tomato plants if you don’t know what disease they actually have. The secret to successful tomato growing is to check your plants everyday and start a treatment plan as soon as you see the first signs of a disease or insect problem.

Source document: University of Iowa Also has a great fact sheet on line with photographs and treatments for many common tomato diseases.

You may find what you thought was a disease problem is really an insect infestation. If this is the case take a look at Colorado state University Extension service: Tomato Insect Pests fact sheet for insect identification and controls.

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5 responses to “My Tomato’s Are Sick, What Do I Do Now?

  1. I’ve got an important question for you…. we have noticed over the last few days an over-abundance of bees, wasps, and yellow jackets in our garden. I see most of the yellow jackets and wasps around the cabbage, the bees are doing their thing on the cucs and other plants by polinating them nicely. Have you heard of anything like this before? Is there something we can do to get rid of these yellow jackets & wasps? I am allergic to a bee sting, and I am deathly scared to go into the garden, but have to for watering. What can I do? HELP!

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    • Re: Nikitaland
      Let me start with wasp:
      There are a number of different species of wasp in North America, The so called Yellow jacket is one of these species of wasp.

      When it gets hot and dry, wasp and bees are known to hang out near places that allow them access to drink water, ie. bird baths, garden ponds and so on.

      Wasp are some of the good guys and are generally non-aggressive unless they are defending their nesting site,
      Wasp are predictors and kill and eat all kinds of small insects as well as taking small insects back to their to feed their young.

      Bees are also attracted to places that have a drink water source and of course feed on flowering plants.

      If you don’t bother them for the most part they won’t bother you.
      But, with that said you can avoid most bees and wasp by scheduling garden task such as watering in the early morning hours before
      bees and wasp become active or doing garden task late in the evening when wasp and bees are returing to their nest for the night.\

      Be careful and Happy Gardening

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  2. Much of northern New England has been struggling with tomato blight for the past half-dozen years or so. There seem to be multiple things happening, including a virus that circulates through compost, if you’re not careful. It’s been quite distressing.

    But my elder daughter’s been finding spraying with a copper powder at intervals once the first signs of blight are seen on the leaves has been working well. You just can’t ignore it, though, and sooner rather than later response is essential.

    Now, out to battle slugs and potato beetles!

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  3. Teresa Cleveland Wendel

    Mine have tough skins. Don’t know if it’s the variety or the growing conditions.

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    • Re: Teresa Cleveland Wendel – Being of the edge of dry stress can sometimes make the skin tough, but my money in on the variety your growing.. Grin.. Maybe a sharper knife will make you feel better, the skins will still be tough, you just won’t notice it as much!
      Thanks for visiting my tiny blog
      Happy and Fun summer gardening

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