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Question: I purchased four tomato plants from your store. It has been very wet this year and it has been cold on and off for quite sometime. My problem is two of the plants seem to have black dots on the leaves and in general the whole plant looks very dark. One of the plants has tomatoes on it and they seem to be growing is there something I could put on the plant to help it? What could the problem be ?

Answer: Tomatoes love warm weather and it sounds as though your plants are really unhappy with the rain and the cold. There's not much you can do other than hope it warms up and stops raining. Set your plants in the sunniest place possible and give them some time to recover from the cold, wet spring. Tomato plants are quite rugged and will usually overcome any early setbacks. If it looks as though a few leaves have developed a fungal disease, you can pinch them off to stop the spread. Hope things warm up in your garden!

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