Questions tagged: Tomatoes

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Katherine
Answer: Yates Tomato Dust contains 3 active ingredients that control pests and diseases that specifically attack tomatoes. Sulfur and Copper Oxychloride a...
Answered: 01:31PM, 28 Oct 2009
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Kay
Answer: Dear Kay, Tomato Dust contains 3 active ingredients. Spinosad, an insecticide derived from natural soil bacteria which will control tomato grubs an...
Category: Products
Answered: 02:06PM, 25 Nov 2009
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Belinda
Answer: Hi Belinda if plants have shown no growth from the start you have major fertiliser problems. Slow release fertilisers applied after 6 weeks by the...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 09:05AM, 18 Jan 2010
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Richard
Answer: Hi Richard, curled leaves on tomatoes may be caused by herbicide drift or by a virus transmitted by aphids. Avoid contact with herbicides and keep...
Category: Diseases
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 01:58PM, 11 Feb 2010
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Sean
Answer: Hi Sean, when used as directed tomato dust wouldnt cause this spotting, but what may be happening is the dust simply sticking to the lesions affect...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 12:06PM, 16 Feb 2010
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Barry
Answer: Lime sulphur will burn your tomatoes. Try Natures Way Natrasoap Insect and Mite Spray. It coats the insect or mite causing it to suffocate and dry ...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 03:39PM, 01 Mar 2010
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cathy
Answer: Dear Cathy, Do you live in America? We are an Australian website and am not familiar with the products e.g. fungicides that are available in the U...
Category: Diseases
Tags: disease, Tomatoes
Answered: 01:03PM, 16 Jul 2010
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Wendy
Answer: Dear Wendy, I don’t think you have anything to worry about. The stems on the tomato bush will naturally form little bumps. This will not inh...
Answered: 04:23PM, 02 Nov 2010
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Danny
Answer: As long as you are happy with the size of your tomatoes, you can pick the fruit early when it is green and ripen them indoors.However,the fruit is ...
Category: Fruit & Citrus
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 04:48PM, 24 Nov 2010
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greg
Answer: Hi Greg, There are a number of pests that can attack tomatoes including mites and loopers. Either of these pests can cause the leaf to curl in som...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 02:49PM, 14 Nov 2011
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Connie
Answer: Hi Connie, When your tomato bush is producing lots of fruit, it will need regular applications of fertiliser to keep the bush producing lush green ...
Answered: 12:39PM, 16 Nov 2011
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Nev
Answer: Hi Nev, I can appreciate how difficult it can be to safely spray a pesticide when the temperatures are always in the high 20’s. With both of ...
Answered: 04:28PM, 18 Nov 2011
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Marvic
Answer: Hi Marvic Blossom drop is a common problem but rarely persists throughout the season. Blossom drop can be caused by low spring temperatures which ...
Answered: 02:15PM, 24 Nov 2011
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Hannah
Answer: Hi Hannah We can meet some of the criteria you require with your request for an determinate tomato bush, but not all of them. Summerstar is determi...
Answered: 12:28PM, 25 Nov 2011
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Kathryn
Answer: Hi Kathryn, It could well be that the soil in which your tomato plants are growing has become saturated, making it difficult for the necessary nutr...
Answered: 12:41PM, 30 Nov 2011
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eleonora
Answer: Hi Eleonora, As tomatoes are a warm season crop, it could well be that the temperature have just not been high enough to initiate the ripening pro...
Answered: 01:06PM, 09 Dec 2011
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Helen
Answer: Hi Helen I can imagine how frustrated you must feel in making the effort to grow your own food and then having a ‘pesty rodent’ enjoy t...
Answered: 10:17AM, 14 Dec 2011
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Stan
Answer: Hi Stan, Thank you for the feedback. It sounds as though you will have plenty of tomatoes this season. Enjoy eating your home grown produce –...
Category: General
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 10:36AM, 14 Dec 2011
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Marie
Answer: Hi Marie, There is a viral disease called Tomato Yellow Top. The virus is spread by the potato aphid and by the green peach aphid. Infected plants...
Answered: 01:54PM, 14 Dec 2011
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Mathew
Answer: Hi Mathew, What a shame the leaves on your tomato bushes have curled up and gone dry especially as they are producing an abundance of crops. From t...
Answered: 11:46AM, 17 Jan 2012
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geoff
Answer: Hi Geoff, What a shame you are having a problem with your tomatoes at this stage of their development. Have you checked the new foliage for any ins...
Answered: 12:55PM, 24 Jan 2012
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Maree
Answer: Hi Maree, Black spot on fruit can be caused by a fungus called Target Spot. The spores are produced on the leaf and are then spread by wind, rain ...
Answered: 04:40PM, 13 Feb 2012
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geoff
Answer: Hi Geoff, The tomatoes may have a virus called tomato spotted wilt virus which is spread by thrips. It is common in Spring when the thrip populati...
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 10:13AM, 20 Feb 2012
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john
Answer: Hi John, Tomatoes such as grosse lisse can be grown successfully using hydroponics and I have attached two articles which may be of interest. http:...
Answered: 11:12AM, 29 May 2012
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abbey
Answer: Hi Abbey, I would think 4 tomato plants would be sufficient for just 2 people. One seed is one plant, so that little packet of seed will last you ...
Answered: 04:02PM, 12 Jun 2012
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Patricia
Answer: Hi There, This tomato doesn’t staking and is perfect for pots
Category: Vegetables & Herbs
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 08:00AM, 12 Jul 2012
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Elsie
Answer: Hi Elsie, Tomatoes can be grown in pots successfully. Choose a variety such as Patio, Sweet bite or cherry tomatoes unless you wish to stake the to...
Answered: 03:49PM, 25 Sep 2012
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Kevin
Answer: Hi Kevin, The cabbage white butterfly and budworms will commonly attack tomatoes. There are two products that are very effective against these pes...
Category: Pests
Answered: 10:37AM, 16 Oct 2012
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Damian
Answer: Hi Damian, I would not split the tomatoes into two pots as the roots may be damaged when separating the plants. If the leaves are yellow then addit...
Category: Diseases
Tags: Tomatoes
Answered: 04:24PM, 16 Oct 2012
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Maureen
Answer: Hi Maureen, Prepare the garden bed prior to planting using blood and bone. Once the tomato seedlings are 5-7 cms high then they can be transplanted...
Answered: 01:32PM, 29 Oct 2012