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Tomato leaves discolouration

Tomato leaves discolouration

I am growing cherry tomatoes in a grow bag. The top level of leaves have a discolouration in comparison to the leaves on the lower level. Is there something wrong here? PolyDon, cork, Posted: 09/07/2016

Looks like a root problem...possibly too wet and roots have died back ... or similar symptoms can appear with sever drought.


Tomato flowers not setting

The flowers on the first truss of my tomato plant have begun to brown and wilt. Do I need to hand pollinate? I am growing in a greenhouse and watering pretty much daily. PolyDon, cork, Posted: 14/06/2016

If tomato plants grow strongly, because they are watered and fed a lot, they often abort the first and second trusses.

Reduce watering, allowing the surface of the soil to dry between watering. Lightly shaking the plants every couple of days when in flower helps to release pollen, or open the door for a few hours. 

  Problem with tomatoes

Problem with tomatoes

I bought a plastic hanging basket preplanted with cherry tomatoes. They are just ripening but the plant appears to be dying and half the tomatoes are diseased looking . What is it and what can we do? bindweed, Limerick, Co Limerick Posted: 17/08/2015

From the photo you sent, this looks like potato blight damage as blight can also affect tomatoes. 

The leaves rot and the fruit gets a brown rot. Some of the tomatoes might be useable. 

  Chilli Peppers no flowers scotch bonnet red

Chilli Peppers no flowers scotch bonnet red

I bought chill pepper plants from Mr M. Mary St There are no flowers hence no peppers The plants are about 2 and a half feet high now Leonard, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 20/07/2015

They have grown well, with lots of feeding by the look of them, and often this puts off flowering.

 Ease off watering, but not dry, and do not feed anymore.

They need more light, lots of sunshine, and they look to be outdoors, which is not ideal in a cool summer such as this, as they really need a greenhouse to flower and give fruits.



I have a problem with my tomatoes, the skin 's are splitting, Is there a recommended amount of water per plant or per square yard wdof, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan Posted: 25/06/2015

Splitting is caused by uneven growing. So it has been cold and grow slows and skins hardern and then comes a burst of growth and the tomato swells rapidly and the skin splits.

Ventilate to cool on hot days and water more evenly in smaller amounts and reduce the amount overall. 


Growing tomatoes

As a first time tomato grower, what do I need to do to get best results? herb, Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary Posted: 18/05/2015

Best results are got in a greenhouse. Outdoors in the warmest, sunniest spot available.

Indoors, keep the soil nicely moist, not wet, and feed every week or ten days with a tomato food.  


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