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Friday, November 8, 2013

Identifying Tomato 'Sunscald', Fruit Cracking & Fungi: Inspect Your Plants!

Identifying Tomato 'Sunscald', Fruit Cracking & Fungi: Inspect Your Plants!

It is important to recognize the problems that can occur in your vegetable garden. This video will show you what tomato 'sunscald' looks like, explain why tomatoes can crack and show you examples of potential fungi your tomato plants can get on their leaves.

I have mention that is really important to inspect your vegetable garden several times a week. Your eyes are the best defense in protecting your plants from the damage of pests and diseases. You can't always prevent something from happening to you tomato plants but you can often decrease the total potential damage.




Before you can help your tomatoes and vegetables, you have to learn what can happen to them. Tomato 'suncald' or 'sunscalding' happens a lot when tomato leaves are pruned away and the sun beats down on the tomato. The tomato actually gets burned and the color bleaches out. Cracked fruit can come from watering issues and different tomato varieties are can be more or less susceptible to cracking.  Leaf spotting can be a sign of fungus and the only way to learn about what to look for is to see examples. This video will show you examples of these three potential problems.


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