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Mar 20, 2018 10:21 PM CST
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Name: Jared
Omaha, NE (Zone 5a)
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Hey folks, hoping someone can help me. I have basically created (in my mind) the perfect setup for all my seed starts: a 4x8 grow tent, running an inline fan and LED 300w grow lights.
Im trying some seeds from the recent "not from the rack seed swap". 3 tomato varieties: Mama leone, speckled roman, deep space 9, and cherry currant.
All three I've uppotted once. They are all good size, but have just started to fail. They seemimgly rebounded from potting shock, started to blow up then boom, leafs ate the end of stems start curling then completely wilting. Some whole stems that are green and filled with moister just plucking off at the main stalk! Also (pics show) a couple seperate leaf issues. The cherry currants all have this stippled markes on the leaves, but they are the healthiest of all my varieties! Eek! Whats going on? Never had these issues in an indoor environment. Please help.

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My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view. ~H. Fred Dale
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Mar 24, 2018 1:50 PM CST


Based on my extensive experience in killing plants, I think you have a bacterial blight. Perhaps if you cut through a stem, you might see damaged tissue. These tend to be soil or seed based and usually need high humidity to get going. Maybe try cleaning the seed in a dilute (very) chlorine bleach solution or with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide for 10 or 15 minutes and then rinsing in RO or distilled water. I don't guarantee results with this, but I do it with pepper seeds with no problem. Also if you weren't already doing it, sterilize the media. Tomatoes and peppers are kind of sickly. Tomatillos on the other hand tend to outgrow their diseases.

Good luck
Mar 25, 2018 11:07 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
I agree
Plus ! Blight, amongst other disease's, can also be transferred by stink bugs, and other sucking bugs. 😟.

You could try, possibly spraying with baking soda water. It may, help.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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