I live in Mississippi, and tomorrow I will go and pull it out the ground. This is my first time doing a garden which is why I'm trying to find answers online. I'v been EXTREMELY careful around this plant, ever since I noticed black spots I haven't touched it. About two weeks ago it rained for nearly 7 days straight, I'm assuming this is the cause of this disease. I will watch the rest of my plants very closely until I feel safe.applestar wrote:That last photo is the one that is really worry some. That black streaky look on the stem -- if it's not dirt smear and the black rot goes through the stem -- reminds me of the one year we had late blight here. Where are you located? It would be way too early in the season here for late blight, but my tomato plants are no way as mature as yours.
If the black rot runs through the stem -- brown in the cross section of the stem when cut and not all healthy green -- and the infection is in the main trunk or leaf branch low on the plant already, that plant is toast. Bag entire plant and roots, close tight (possibly double bag) and toss. DISINFECT TOOL.
It would be a good idea to closely inspect every single plant. Cut off and remove every sign of infection so it will be easier to monitor progression. If rapidly spreading, then drastic action may be necessary to prevent widespread infection. And if you live in a hot summer area that forces a break, then you would proceed with a second planting later for fall-winter growing, you want to preserve the garden from becoming completely contaminated.
Yeah they're up on rows.Pathfinder wrote:overwatering, no aereation, ... prune the lower leaves and stop watering it for sometime, see if the color changes and remove the rotten tomato.
Don't give up easily on tomatoes, just stop giving it more love. Also does your soil have good drainage ?
I just went and pulled it out of the ground. I don't want to take the risk of it spreading to my other plants. I have like 15 others. Man that sucks, I felt so bad pulling it out of the ground ;-;Pathfinder wrote:remove the diseased parts leaving the good leaves, also remove the tomatoes, it will help it unload the burden, if by next week things are still as they are then do as applestar said
Oh the tomatoes in that one picture is from one of my other plants. I was just asking about the rotten tomato. Just about all of my plants have at least 1 rotten tomato on them. It really sucks, I feel like I'm failing. Not all of the blooms on my tomato plants are making tomatoes, hell I have entire blooms stems just drying up and dying and I don't know why. What am I doing wrong? I water regularly, the soil I have them in is extremely rich and fertilized. The other day I watered them with epsom salt to try and stop them from rotting. I see people of youtube just growing tomatoes like it's nothing.hendi_alex wrote:You had some nice ripe green tomatoes on that vine. Use those for a stir fry, fried green tomatoes, or casserole. My wife has many uses for mature green tomatoes and all are very tasty! One of my favorites is to wedge the tomatoes and stir fry with onion, and peppers. Then add a liberal amount of corn bread stuffing mix and optionally top with cheese. We usually add a good splash of hot sauce over the top as well.
This could be part of the problem. Tomatoes do well without over much fertilizing. They are better off with less nitrogen and more phosphorus and potassium.the soil I have them in is extremely rich and fertilized
Ok well we used triple 13 as the fertilizer.(dads decision not mine) And the soil is already very rich because about 15 years ago my dad bulldozed acre of land and pushed all the trees and stuff into one pile. It was left to decompose for 15 years, thus leaving rich soil. I haven't had any soil test done to this dirt, but I'm fairly certain the soil is rich enough to support some tomato plants.applestar wrote:This could be part of the problem. Tomatoes do well without over much fertilizing. They are better off with less nitrogen and more phosphorus and potassium.the soil I have them in is extremely rich and fertilized
Let's go over what you put in the soil.
Also, this time post done photos of entire plants, with separate close up if needed.
Pull off the rotting ones. You can't save them and your plant can use that energy in a better way than ripening rotting fruit. Water regularly.Re: Disease tomatoes, please help.
Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:15 pm
The half rotten tomatoes appear to have blossom end rot. That is caused by calcium deficiency and is most often caused by irregular water supply