Poor tomatoes

Asked July 23, 2019, 3:39 PM EDT

Every year my tomatoes start off great. I start them with inside and take outside after mother’s day. Around the first of July they start turning brown usually from the bottom up. After awhile the stalks turn brown and that’s it. I see no bugs and water pretty much as advised. Same thing every year

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

If you are referring to the foliage and plants, tomatoes are susceptible to early blight and/or septoria which are foliar diseases. This usually starts at the bottom on the foliage and can move to stems and fruits. Take a look at our website for photos and prevention. Management is the same for both. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/early-blight-vegetables
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/septoria-leaf-spot-vegetables

Here is more information on tomatoes. You can send us photos if you notice more symptoms. https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/tomatoes

Marian