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    Default entire bed of tomatos look bad

    we have had tons of rain so I am sure that is the cause but how to fix? one of my beds of tomatoes looks sickly all of a sudden and yellowing leaves... the other bed looks fine.

    We have had so much rain It is July and I have never had to water yet...




    I have some compost and worm castings do you think spraying the leaves with a compost tea would help???

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    Mine look the same way. I have about 6 tomatoes on each plant and no more blooms. They plants look like little twigs and sickly. They are not even as tall as the cages. This year looks sad for my tomato plants. They have not grown at all the last couple of weeks.

    We did get 6 inches above normal rain in June so I am sure that is why they look the way they do.

    I am hoping for lots of sunshine and no rain so that they maybe will grow. Not likely we are suppose to get rain this afternoon. UGH
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    Well, I don't really know much you can do about it other than possibly start some more in flats (by seed) and hope that you can grow a few in containers for late tomatoes. I know how disappointing it is stand over a sick looking tomato plant, with your mouth watering for a home grown, vine ripened tomato....

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    I'm in the same boat as you, here in IN. The tomato leaves turned yellow...like overnight!! I swear! Good Luck to all of us on whether they will pull thru.. Can't stop Mother Nature

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    We have had a lot of rain here also but my plants are doing fine. However with that said I have mine(12) in pots on deck.

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    too much rain could be the problem but we were having problems too until DH put powdered milk around the plants. the rain soaked it into the ground. Plants doing fine now. Ours weren't getting enough calcium. I didn't know they needed calcium.

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    My tomato plant isn't doing well either. I have babied him (I named him "Bob" ) but he has only 3 little green tomatoes. The blossoms come on and then just dry up. This is my second attempt at growing tomatoes and I am so disappointed. Oh well, as the losers always say after the superbowl, "there's always next year".

    Anyway, sorry I don't have any advice, but you have my sympathies. I hope your maters perk up and produce for you!

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    Oh I know it can be sooooooo discouraging...however I agree with everyone else..maybe next year will be better.

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    I totally know what you mean, I have about 8-12 plants that look sickly, the other 20-some look okay. Hubby also thought it was because of all the rain, Heck, it could stop raining for a good month and we would have plenty in the sub soil! Good news is I have pick a total of 3 red ripe tomatoes (from the healthy looking plants).

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    Could you put a large glass jar over them; making a green house?

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    Quote Originally Posted by missyali View Post
    Could you put a large glass jar over them; making a green house?

    They are about 3 ft tall



    update

    I sprayed with a copper soap for fungus and a bio boost product then it rained that night so I did it again in the morning... I trimmed off all the really bad leaves... I also fertilized and sprinkled with epsom salts.

    this week the new growth does look better the raised bed that was ok had the same treatment looks fantastic.

    I did also clip some suckers I am rooting to start some late plants but they may not bear well before first frost.

    So I will keep spraying every time it rains and just hope.


    Yes my raised beds usually prevent this we just have had way too much rain and constantly then add the MO humidity and the blight spores in the garden Cross your fingers they continues to look better I think I will only lose 2 plants

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