Tomato Plants

Tomato Growing


Maiaanna added on April 22, 2017 | Answered

Hi, we are new gardeners, trying to teach the little one where food comes from, and are growing tumbling toms and gardeners delight in containers. Both varieties' leaves have gone speckled with brown, as seen in the picture. Is this normal? Thank you very much.


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Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 24, 2017

This might be insect damage, such as from thrips or other small sap sucking insects, or it might be cold damage as seen in this article:
http://plantclinic.tamu.edu/2011/05/10/tomato-woes/

Check your plants carefully for small insects on the tops and bottoms of leaves, on the stems, and on the soil surface. If you find some, you could try using neem oil or some of the measures in these articles:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/whitefly-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/homemade-aphid-control.htm

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