Group photo
Author:
LINDY36's Photo LINDY36 Posts: 4,721
7/3/09 1:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
WE got a ph tester and will know that is what we need. We wil try the lime and go from there. I will use most of the tomatoes for canning

 current weight: 168.8 
174
170.5
167
163.5
160
SUMITH2008's Photo SUMITH2008 Posts: 5,133
7/2/09 7:46 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I live in longmeadow, ma Zone 6. The weather has been terrible, been raining for good month. I'm getting sick of this rainy weather. There is also a warning of Late blight in the north east that's affecting tomatoes already. Sigh, lousy year for gardening.

 current weight: 157.8 
172
157.75
143.5
129.25
115
LINDY36's Photo LINDY36 Posts: 4,721
7/2/09 1:52 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I want to thank you for all the help, I think it could be a ph problem, and will try dry eggsshells and or some dolsomite lime, that was a very informative article on Bottom end rot, I just went and checked it out. Thanks again to all

 current weight: 168.8 
174
170.5
167
163.5
160
1234MOM's Photo 1234MOM SparkPoints: (235,680)
Fitness Minutes: (307,192)
Posts: 7,044
7/1/09 11:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You don't mention where you and your plants are located and what kind of weather you've been having. It is strange to get dried leaves on the new growth. The heat wave that went through last week might have affected them or perhaps you are in the south where it hasn't let up?





*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-


 June Minutes: 182
0
41
82
123
164
CD3006903 Posts: 8,023
7/1/09 6:13 P

Send Private Message
Reply
It may not be sunburn at all. That was the only thing I could think of offhand based on the description. It would seem that disease or pests would not likely only attack the new growth.

If the rest of the plant looks healthy, I would snip that part off and see what happens.

ANYA_ONION's Photo ANYA_ONION SparkPoints: (152,798)
Fitness Minutes: (181,397)
Posts: 6,784
7/1/09 5:39 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
For blossom end rot: crush up some eggshells and sprinkle around the plants or work into the soil around the plants. Sometimes overwatering can leach out the calcium in your soil. Hope this helps!

Persephone
Anna RAVENPUFF
Hobbit - Daffodil Took
Anna Hufflepuff
PSC Thuri, PIP Pathfinder of the Dawn Patrol

Anna / AJ (MN, Zone 4)



 June Minutes: 0
0
500
1000
1500
2000
MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 850
7/1/09 3:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I don't overhead water either (except rain, which we had none of last June and a record amount this June). I usually just cut the burnt tops off because they are unsightly and since they are the non-bearing raspberry canes, my yield is just fine.

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

NELSON MANDELA


 Pounds lost: 17.1 
0
12.25
24.5
36.75
49
SUMITH2008's Photo SUMITH2008 Posts: 5,133
7/1/09 12:17 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Well i don't overhead water. So it can't be that unless its water drops from the rain but the ends look all crispy and why only on the newer growth leaves? Hopefully it's nothing serious.

 current weight: 157.8 
172
157.75
143.5
129.25
115
CD3006903 Posts: 8,023
7/1/09 11:01 A

Send Private Message
Reply
The only suggestion I have on the sunburn thing is that if you are watering with a sprinkler system from above, wait until evening to water so that the water won't be standing on the leaves during the sunny hours of the day.

Quite honestly, unless it gets severe and/or spreads to other leaves, I don't think the sunburn will hurt your plants or your yield.

MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 850
7/1/09 10:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Interesting thought on the sunburn... any suggestions?

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

NELSON MANDELA


 Pounds lost: 17.1 
0
12.25
24.5
36.75
49
LOVEROFANIMALS's Photo LOVEROFANIMALS SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (0)
Posts: 2,974
7/1/09 8:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Lindy..sounds like your tomatoes have blossem-end rot. Here is an article I found that might help you out.

ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/3117.
ht
ml


I've had this problem from time to time...mostly with my tomatoes, but also peppers.

I have been using Sparkpeople since 2005. I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!


3.3 Inches Lost
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
CD3006903 Posts: 8,023
7/1/09 8:00 A

Send Private Message
Reply
If it's raining a lot or if you're watering from above during the day, maybe those top leaves are getting sunburned. Since they're the babies, they are probably more susceptible.

MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 850
7/1/09 1:48 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
"The tops of the plants look burnt" sounds exactly like what happens every year to my raspberry bushes! The bearing canes do fine, it's the new canes that look burned on the tops. I clipped off the tops of one bush and took it in to my local nursery last year. I was told that the plant wasn't getting enough water, and since the leaves on the top are the farthest from the root system, they were the ones affected. Perhaps that is your problem???

I'm not sure about me, however, as my plants are doing the exact same thing this year and we have had a TON of rain, so I'm not thinking that they're too dry...

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

NELSON MANDELA


 Pounds lost: 17.1 
0
12.25
24.5
36.75
49
LINDY36's Photo LINDY36 Posts: 4,721
7/1/09 1:28 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am not sure of the problem that you have with your leaves but I have tomato rot on the bottom of my tomatoes. Does anyone know what I can do to help that?
Having a garden is like having kids.Always something going on that your not sure of

 current weight: 168.8 
174
170.5
167
163.5
160
SUMITH2008's Photo SUMITH2008 Posts: 5,133
6/30/09 10:04 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I'm not sure what the problem is but maybe someone here can help me out. The newer leaves the tips look burnt. The Plant overall looks alright but I'm worried as the new growth is showing these odd symptoms.

www.flickr.com/photos/kumato/3676183
17
3/sizes/l/


www.flickr.com/photos/kumato/3676224
51
3/sizes/o/


 current weight: 157.8 
172
157.75
143.5
129.25
115
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Organic Gardeners General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics:
Last Post:
9/19/2019 5:36:11 PM
7/5/2019 8:54:40 AM
10/26/2019 2:08:00 AM



Thread URL: https://sparkpittsburgh.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x12953x26688245

Review our Community Guidelines