SaulsX
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Help With Tomato Plants (pics)

I'm having trouble figuring out what's going on with a few tomato plants. I bought seedlings from a local nursery and moved them to containers a few weeks ago. Thought it was blight or gray leaf spots, but I'm not sure. All the yellow is actually pollen; I'm looking at the gray spots on the leaves and wilting. This is on 3 plants, all in separate containers. Thanks.

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tn_veggie_gardner
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My best guess would be some type of airborne bacteria, maybe mixed with the pollen somehow. Spray them off lightly with warm distilled water (if available...if not, just warm water) & see if it gets any better.

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The blotches look like sunburn to me....

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I'm with Applestar... looks like sunburn. You bought nursery grown plants, do you know what conditions they had been in? I'm thinking maybe they were in a pretty protected, partly shaded situation and you brought them home and stuck them in full sun.

Give them a little more protection for a few days and they should adapt. That leaf will never recover, but the plant should be fine and put out new leaves that are fine.
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rainbowgardener wrote:I'm with Applestar... looks like sunburn. You bought nursery grown plants, do you know what conditions they had been in? I'm thinking maybe they were in a pretty protected, partly shaded situation and you brought them home and stuck them in full sun.
Yes, they were, and had been, in the shade when I bought them and, yes, I put them in full sun. It's been fairly hot down here for the last couple of weeks, and that's what I was thinking.

Thanks for the replies.

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