Too Much Rain or Disease?

KerenR(7)May 10, 2013

I am in zone 7, and we have had a TON of rain ever since I planted my tomatoes. My peppers look perfectly fine. I have included a link to pictures of plants and need help deciding whether my plants are just suffering from too much rain, or if they have a disease, especially as seen in the last two pics. Just click on the first pic to make them big. I would really appreciate your help. Thanks a ton!

Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of Tomato plants

This post was edited by KerenR on Fri, May 10, 13 at 18:47

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zzackey(8b GA)

I can't tell what is wrong by the photos. The bottom leaves turn yellow when they need fertilizer. With all of that rain they might need to be refertilized.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 8:30PM
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planatus(6)

Judging from the color of the new growth, the plants are taking up plenty of nitrogen and are poised to make vigorous growth when they get warm sun.

The older leaves are stressed and probably incubating early blight, so I would go ahead and clip them off. A leaf with more than 30 percent of its photosynthetic capacity offline is not worth keeping. I would also mulch with something to help keep the leaves dry -- plastic or cloth if it keeps raining, grass clippings or rotting wood chips when the rain stops. The mulch will also encourage more shallow roots to grow, which will serve the plants well in the long run.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 6:44AM
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