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I have four large potted tomateo plants, all smaller varieties.

 

This morning, I noticed the leaves on all of them had a brownish/pink spotting.  

 

Any ideas what it might be or how to control it.

 

The only thing I could come up with is Septoria leaf spot which is a fungus.  While it does not look exactly like that, I am hoping someone will know how to treat a leaf fungus.

 

It's not bad enough something (like a deer or ground hog) is nibbling the outer leaves, now I've got fungus!  This is why I gave up on gardening.

 

Thanks.

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@Witchy Woman  I'm not certain about your leaves; however, I have read that tomatoe plants should be watered into the dirt and don't like their leaves wet. 

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@twopeas 

 

Yes, I have heard the same.  However, it has been so rainy, I have not watered them at all.

 

I suspect it is some kind of leaf fungus and picked up a Safer brand fungus/mite/insect control product hoping to stem the tide of leaves turning.

 

It's a never ending battle in this area!

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Re: Tomato Experts

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@Witchy Woman wrote:

I have four large potted tomateo plants, all smaller varieties.

 

This morning, I noticed the leaves on all of them had a brownish/pink spotting.  

 

Any ideas what it might be or how to control it.

 

The only thing I could come up with is Septoria leaf spot which is a fungus.  While it does not look exactly like that, I am hoping someone will know how to treat a leaf fungus.

 

It's not bad enough something (like a deer or ground hog) is nibbling the outer leaves, now I've got fungus!  This is why I gave up on gardening.

 

Thanks.

 


@Witchy Woman   Can you post a picture of the infected leaves?  My son grows several types of tomatoes and will most likely be able to tell you what the problem is. 

 

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@ciao_bella 

 

How kind of you.  I will try doing so.  It is raining right now, so I'll have to wait.

 

In the meantime, I went out this afternoon and bought Bonide Fung-onil, which is supposed to prevent many types of plant fungus.

 

Seems there is always something waiting to attack plants!

 

 

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@Witchy Woman   Rained and t-stormed a lot here too.  If you can get a picture up, I'll show it to him. 

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@ciao_bella 

 

I didn't forget you!  Just have not had time to take and post the pictures.

 

However, good news...the Bonide Fungonil prodcut seems to have helped a great deal.  Some leaves remain discolored, but the fungus appears diminished on most leaves.

 

Hoping this solves the problem. Cat Happy

 

 

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@Witchy Woman wrote:

@ciao_bella 

 

I didn't forget you!  Just have not had time to take and post the pictures.

 

However, good news...the Bonide Fungonil prodcut seems to have helped a great deal.  Some leaves remain discolored, but the fungus appears diminished on most leaves.

 

Hoping this solves the problem. Cat Happy

 

 


@Witchy Woman  That's great!  As long as it works, that's all that matters.  

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