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Tomato issues

Postby Stephen » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:35 pm

What is the problem here please?
These toms are in a greenhouse at the place where I volunteer as a gardener (it's a hostel for the homeless).
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Re: Tomato issues

Postby Monika » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:39 pm

The leaf damage looks like weedkiller damage to me, either through contaminated soil or airborne from a spray.
The dark 'bottoms' point to blossom end rot, as a result of insufficient or irregular watering.
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Re: Tomato issues

Postby Stephen » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:06 pm

Thanks Monika.
The watering is certainly possible, as I am only there twice a week, but some of the residents claim to have watered regularly during the warm weather (of course the green house needs watering even if it has rained).

There should not be weedkiller damage as we haven't used any. (but they were plants donated when young)
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Re: Tomato issues

Postby robo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:16 pm

Leaf curl and bottom end rot both can be caused by lack of water it would be interesting to find out what with and how often they are fed ,my neighbour down the plot has a habit of over feeding his tomatoes no matter how many times I tell him ,he has just ripped two plants out because all the tomatoes on them are suffering bottom end rot
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Re: Tomato issues

Postby Stephen » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:11 pm

Fed twice a week at the moment. Watered more often (if people remember).
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