Sunday, June 3, 2012

I Figured It Out

 Remember those black spots that I found on my Big Mama hybrid leaves? I found them again. And took some pictures. Turns out it's early blight. I was reading that I can spray them with a copper spray or if I want to go the organic route then I can buy a biofungicide. At least I think that's what it's saying. You can read about it here.


And this is the tomato from before that I mentioned had been gnawed on by something, I'm assuming worms. 


All of these pictures are from my Big Mama hybrid. 


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  1. Wow, your garden is ahead of mine, I need to go look at my tomato plants to see if they have any of that stuff on the leaves. They have taken off growing and tend to out grow most problems until August when it gets so hot and humid. Looks like some kind of caterpillar/worm got into that tomato. It could be something in the mulch if you use that, I have had problems with slugs some years.

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    1. I think it might have been because I was trying to make up for being gone over Memorial Day weekend, when we were having 90 degree days up here. I always read that I shouldn't water them at night to help prevent diseases, but until I actually experience it... hopefully yours are doing ok!

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  2. If you want to go the organic route you can try serenade as a biofungicide. I am trying it for the first time this year. We will see how it works. Also Bt is an organic product that will take care of caterpillars (which is my guess about what is eating your tomatoes). One of the great things about Bt is that it does not kill beneficial insects in the garden.

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    2. Actually I just got some Serenade in the mail from Amazon. I was still getting new bouts of it, I think because we had rain recently. I'll let you know how it works!
      I haven't seen any more damage to the tomatoes lately- maybe because the fungicide was also an insecticide?'
      Things that I have learned for next year: It really IS important to water your plants in the morning to avoid diseases. And I really DO need to give them a lot of space. :)

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