Tomato leaf spots

Asked May 18, 2019, 8:35 PM EDT

I have these spots on my tomato leaves and don’t know what to do!

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- this is all weather-related injury that the plants will grow out of.

Leaves that are yellowed, bleached, bruised, torn, punctured, spotted, and discolored are all symptoms associated with challenging spring growing conditions. These include, high winds, cool night temps, cloudy and rainy weather, and rapidly fluctuating air temperatures, etc. In addition, soil temps are relatively low, so root systems are slow to grow, pick up nutrients, and become established. Under such harsh conditions plants just sit and get beat up by the elements.

Here is some additional information on vegetable seedling and transplant problems:

http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/vegetable-seedlings-transplants-problems

Jon