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Zone Alba, Texas | bjmo added on May 9, 2016 | Answered

I just planted two cherry tomato plants about 3 weeks ago and now they have little brown spots all over most of the leaves. What is it and should I pull them up and start over? I don’t want to use pesticides. Thank you for any help you may be able to give me. Also, my bell pepper plants have white blotches on the leaves.

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Answered on May 10, 2016

Make sure that you are cleaning away (and destroying) any old and dead leaves around your tomato plants. Avoid letting water stay on the leaves when you water your plants. Make sure that there is adequate air circulation between your plants to avoid mildew. You may want to make sure you are using a fertilizer that has the right amount of calcium for your tomato plants and that you're applying it correctly. Have a look at this tomato plant ailment key on this site to see which type of spot your tomato plant's leaves might have: http://vegetablemdonline.ppath.cornell.edu/DiagnosticKeys/TomLeaf/TomLeafKey.html. You can also look at this sight for some possible treatments: http://garden.org/foodguide/browse/veggie/tomatoes_care/371.

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