Tomato - Knowledgebase Question

Mertztown, PA
Question by TPlatz3671
May 25, 1999
I just was browsing your library in the tomato area and it brought up a lot of questions for me. I started my own tomatoes by seed this year in my greenhouse. This is my first time doing thiis and I encounter my first problem of my plants getting very tall. I am sure I had enough light and was told it may have been to warm could that be? Now I hardened off my plants which have turned light green and some bottom leaves are yellow (could it be lack of nutrients or some type of disease?) I planted the plants I wanted in my garden and it seems that the tops of the plants are getting much greener than they were. So that is a good sign. The excess plants I have are waiting to find homes (I am giving them to friends etc.) They are in containers very close together and it has been quite rainy and cool the last week and I noticed black spots all over the leaves of some of the plants. Only from reading your Q&A I am assuming they are getting early blight. Was this caused because of the rain and their leaves getting wet. I am a little discouraged I hope things turn around if not I guess I will just buy my plants from a nursery from now on. Any input on your part would be greatly appreciated.


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Answer from NGA
May 25, 1999

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successes!) is to keep a journal -- this record will become invaluable over the years. You got pretty far for a first attempt -- many beginners can't even get the seeds to germinate!

successes!) is to keep a journal -- this record will become invaluable over the years. You got pretty far for a first attempt -- many beginners can't even get the seeds to germinate!

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