Help I think I have spider mites on my tomato plants

babelsrus(7bNC)April 29, 2013

Teeny tiny little spider like bugs crawly all over the soil . It has raised all day and I went out in a break in the rain and saw these bugs. What action do you suggest?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
christine1950

You should post this over in the tomato forum, they will know best what you should do :>)

    Bookmark   April 30, 2013 at 8:44AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mea2214(z5 Chicago)

I discovered spider mites last season late July, a few weeks before the start of harvest. At the time the plants were big and the mites were impossible to eliminate. My only hope was to slow them down so that new growth outpaced my pruning tick infested branches. By that time it was too late for anti mite oil to work because there were too many of them. Hard water showers every day helped slow them down a lot. This meant spraying the hose directly at the plants at full blast.

At this point in the season when the tomatoes are little the anti mite oils might work. I got these mites on my eggplants and cucumbers as well but the tomato plants suffered the most. It was finding them on eggplants last season that led to my discovery of them killing my tomatoes.

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to my log entry on mites written last July

    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 8:18PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Questions about gritty mix
Hi folks, I am a long time gardener but new to the...
hsw (zone 6, Boston area)
Soil for elephant ear plant?
I'm getting ready to plant an elephant ear plant in...
bunky_mi
CONTAINER SOILS - WATER MOVEMENT and RETENTION XXII
Hello! Houzz's new format has presented some challenges,...
tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)
Wicking more water retentive soils
I was wondering what the disadvantages are when using...
Jacques (MP, South Africa) S
CRF burn if 5-1-1 sits a while?
I have some 5-1-1 that was fully made, including CRF...
hairmetal4ever
Sponsored Products
Laura Ashley 111-inch Tall Harvest Bamboo Tree Fiberstone Planter
Overstock.com
Jaipur Nostalgia Tangier Modern Moroccan Pattern Wool Knotted Rug Multicolor - R
$194.00 | Hayneedle
Jaipur Himalaya Canterbury Natural Solid Pattern Jute/Cotton Rug - RRC021533-000
$76.00 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Paradise Elephant White Ceramic Garden Stool
Overstock.com
Full Bloom Faux Potted Plant
$559.00 | FRONTGATE
Avocado Green Planter
$19.99 | Dot & Bo
Prichard - Slate Blue fabric sectional with left-arm chaise
Interior Define
Brooklyn Cast Concrete Succulent Planter
$25.99 | Dot & Bo
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™