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Tomato Problems

A current deluge of tomato issues gave the motivation to the current week’s article. The developing season has been especially troublesome for the plant specialist particularly the tomato planter. We have had unpredictable spring temperatures, little summer precipitation, and hot exhausting extends. What’s next? I don’t have the foggiest idea (ideally some rain). Intensifying the majority of this is the way that watering limitations are getting more tightly and more tightly.

The tomato issues will turn out to be more serious as the mid year advances. Tomato plants can experiencing a condition known as “Bloom End Rot”. This is a physiologic issue related with an absence of calcium. The organic product on the affected plants builds up a dull delicate base that amplifies as it ages. This issue is brought about by inadequate calcium in the dirt or an excessive amount of or too little soil dampness. The greater part of the issue can be credited to absence of dampness. It is best to pick off any organic product that is demonstrating manifestations and shower the foliage with a calcium chloride arrangement and water profoundly (in the event that you can). You can normally discover these calcium chloride splashes in your garden focus.

The other reoccurring problem to cross my desk is spider mites (and they can effect plants other than tomatoes). These particular pests are serious trouble in hot dry weather. Their populations grow explosively when it is hot and dry, and they can kill a plant quickly. Spider mites are extremely small 8-legged bugs that are typically found on leaf undersides. They feed by piercing the leaf and withdrawing the plant fluid. Heavy mite infestations will yellow and then eventually brown the leaves of the plant. The best control is early treatment, before infestations are too heavy, with a registered pesticide.

Be careful when using these pesticides, they can easily damage tomato foliage in this heat. An alternative that many people find effective is to use a strong stream of water to knock the mites off the plant.