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Cincinnati, OH
Jul 7, 2017 7:31 PM CST
We planted a better boy tomato plant mid-June. It hasn't grown much since then and the leaves at the bottom are yellowing and have purplish veins. Not sure if it's a Nitrogen deficiency. It has a couple small spiders on the top of the plant, but they aren't as small as spider mites. They are a little bigger than a sesame seed. It's in one of the pictures below. Included is a picture of the top half of the plant and then I included a picture of the bottom leaves.

Thanks for any advice!
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Jul 7, 2017 11:03 PM CST
Add some fertilizer with Phosphorous (the P in NPK) being the big number. Find a fertilizer that is applied as a liquid as the Phosphorous needs to be in the root zone as quickly as possible.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Jul 10, 2017 10:01 AM CST
I agree Your plant needs fertilizer badly.

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