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Topic: tomatoes
Post By Ontario Gardening ID: 704
Wed, Sep 4 at 09:42:44 EDT
For the second year in a row, the tomatoes I have planted contracted some sort of pest/fungi - the leaves turn yellow and black spots as well and then the leaves die, leaving only the fruit. In addition, the eggplants have also contracted this problem. Would anyone know what this is and what can I do? I had already put an all purpose powder to reduce this situation but it did not work.
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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:6
Wed, Sep 4 at 03:22:43 EDT
Re: tomatoes
Sodium bicarbonate commonly known as baking soda has been found to posses fungicidal properties. You might want to give it a try and see if it works for you.

Mix 1 tablespoon baking soda, 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil with one gallon of water. Shake this up very thoroughly. To this mix add 1/2 teaspoon of pure castille soap and spray. Be sure to agitate your sprayer while you work to keep the ingredients from separating.

Cover upper and lower leaf surfaces and spray some on the soil. Repeat every 5-7 days as needed.

Please let me know if it was effective for you.

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Posted By Ontario Gardening ID:10663
Tue, Sep 19 at 01:47:20 EDT
Re: tomatoes

My Sweet Million tomato plant has so far yielded 506 perfect tomatoes..UNTIL yesterday.  I picked 54 tomatoes..20 of which were split..really split.  I live in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. ( I had a Sweet Million plant last year..harvest 497 perfect tomatoes..not one split.) Can anyone advise me as to the reason for this? There are still over 100 green tomatoes on this years plant that I hope to harvest.  This plant is in a big pot and I water it every day.  Perhaps I shouldn't be watering it so often now as maybe the roots have taken up most of the soil?  Any comment welcome!...Molly


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