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 Post subject: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:10 pm 
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While cleaning up in the garden I found a little tomato plant in Oct/Nov. I potted it and put it in the basement under some florescent I use for starting my seeds. It was about an inch tall. Today it is about six inches and a bit thin but looks reasonably healthy. If I continue to take care of it will it produce this year?

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 Post subject: Re: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:25 pm 
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It probably will. If it's really spindley when you can repot it, just bury most of the stem.


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 Post subject: Re: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:12 pm 
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Indeed it will grow, and as Mikestuff said, bury it up and it will grow a massive root ball
8 of our 40 tomato plants last year were from cuttings off of one Amish Paste
I attached a pic of one of the clones
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 Post subject: Re: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:21 pm 
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So I brought the plant upstairs out of the lights. I placed it in a window that gets light only about 3 hours and it just did not look great after a couple of days. I ended up re-potting it because it seemed to be having drainage issues. And put it back under the lights a week later. So it was up in window for maybe 1 week and now back under lights for a week. Maybe 3 leaves looked like the one in the picture before I put it back under the lights and now close to half of them look like it. I assume it was the lack of light but not sure. I searched google and iI could not find any pics that were similar. Any thoughts?


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 Post subject: Re: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:33 am 
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The margins of the leaves are crisp are they not?
I doubt the move did it, lack of water may have dried the margins, but I suspect
a fungal disease, possibly had remnants of some type of disease in garden debris?
not uncommon in compost piles, especially near the top where temperatures are cooler.
Could be Gray Leaf Spot; which affects only the leaves of tomatoes, starting with the oldest leaves. Symptoms: Small, dark spots that can be seen on both the top and bottom surfaces of the leaves. The spots enlarge and turn a grayish brown. Eventually the centers of the spots crack and fall out. Surrounding leaf areas will turn yellow and the leaves will dry and drop.
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I have a few pictures of various disease and tomato problems; at my forum, take a look
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Personally, I'd flush the soil in the container with plain water, let it run out the bottom several times, then, I's use a dilution of 2% milk and water.
You can mix it up to 50:50 , but a cup in a gallon is what I use...spray the leaves, the stems, the soil...
the 3 hours of light wouldn't do this, it would stretch the plant making it spindly
If it is progressing as you said, it is most likely a disease or a fungal problem...
It sounds like you are doing everything else correctly...hope this helps!

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 Post subject: Re: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:15 pm 
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pharmerphil wrote:
but I suspect
a fungal disease, !

That might be it. Neem oil should do the trick!

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 Post subject: Re: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:04 am 
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Yes, Neem oil should work!!
Question for you ...has this forum died or what?
Feel free to check out my forum, the link is below the post in my signature, lots of gardeners, very active...
Had hopes for this board, I like to go to many forums, I bellieve that shared knowledge is power!
and our gardens benefit from it greatly

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 Post subject: Re: Last year's tomatoes.
PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:27 am 
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Just not much vegetable stuff going on right now in most of the country.

I was grafting fruit trees today and planting out onion starts yesterday though. ;)

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