spots on tomato plants - Knowledgebase Question

Twinsburg, Oh
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Question by judy9sch
May 18, 2010
I planted from seed in my sunroom tomato plants. They have been doing great,however on Sunday I had them outside for a few hours. Upon bringing them in I notice some of the plants have white spots on them.They still seem to be okay but I'm worried - any ideas what this is or what I need to do. I planned on puting them in the garden this week. Thanks,
Judy Schuller

Answer from NGA
May 18, 2010
I'm reasonably certain that the leaves were sunburned. The spots are places where the sun burned the tissues. This can happen when a plant that does not get direct sunshine is placed out in the sun. The leaves just can't handle direct sunshine. The plants should be okay and the damage won't spread. When you do plant them outdoors either shade them from direct sunshine for a few days, or gradually expose them to a little sunshine (morning sun), increasing their exposure a few hours at a time until they are in full sunshine all day long. Best wishes with your tomato plants.

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