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White specks on Tomato leaves

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:21

For some reason the software won't allow enlargement of the photos. Are the white spots necrotic (dead) tissue? They look like eggs.

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 07:34

Salino, note the purpling of the leaf veins and around the edges in the first photo. I think you could be looking at plant stress with maybe a phosphorous deficiency. There are viruses that will cause similar issues but I have no idea whether they exist in the UK home gardens.


Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 15:36

Could be any number of reasons, Salino. Is the roll up or down? In other words, are the edges going up or under?

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 08:34

Herbicide damage can produce those results, Tomsk, but so can a host of other things like plant stress and even a virus. If the plants are otherwise healthy, and don't produce any other worrying symptoms, I'd just keep an eye on them and wait for the toms.

Sweet Bell Peppers

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:55

If a sunny, reasonably warm day is forecast, it wouldn't hurt to put the plants outside. Leggi's temp reading is par for the course.

greenhouse tomato blight

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:52

Depending on which fungal problem it actually is, it doesn't have to mean a death sentence. Diseases like Early Blight take a long time to kill off a plant. Remove affected leaves as soon as they appear to give yourself a head start. Not overcrowding plants, allowing as much air circulation through the foliage as possible, is another natural aid against infection.

Sweet Bell Peppers

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 21:58

Scoot, it sounds like a heat issue. Plastic magnifies heat even if the door is zipped open. Dove's question is a good one, too. If the pots are small, they will suffer more - and quicker - than in larger pots.

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:41

Give it a chance, OL. It will take a while to settle into its new home. Ditch it now and you'll never know!

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:37

Which plant is this, OL? The ailing one in the second photo?


Posted: 14/07/2014 at 09:16

It does depend on the variety. Different varieties will ripen as different colours.

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