Please can anybody help? I have 2 different types of spots on my tomato plant leaves. Some have yellow and some have brown. Help is much appreciated
That looks like blight to me. If you're not sure take a leaf and show it to a professional - at a nursery for instance. Others here will surely confirm or deny but I've lost both potatoes and tomatoes to it in the past
Thank you for your reply. I asume there is no cure for blight then as you lost yours to it?
There isn't I'm afraid and it will mean that you'll have to pull them all up, it's highly cantagious. Don't put plants in a composter but burn them if possible. Do double-check and wait for others to reply to your thread tho cos I' m no expert
Danielle, the necrotic - white/fawn - tissue in the first photo doesn't necessarily mean "blight".
"Blight" has become a generic term for all fungal diseases. In reality, there are two "Blight" diseases - Early and Late. There are other fungal diseases that can look somewhat like them. Early Blight is the most common fungal disease in the domestic garden, with Septoria Leaf Spot probably next on the list.
This is what Early Blight looks like in its early and later stages:
Notice the "bullseye" appearance of the spot in the first image. I think I can see one or two of them in your first photo. The extent of the necrotic tissue, though, isn't necessarily consistent with a fungal problem. You can get that result from things like fertiliser burn, particularly too much nitrogen. Are you fertilising the plant? And what with?
Can you take another, much closer photo of the smudge/stains on the leaves in your second photo?
Definitely doesn't look like blight to me. Your plants will be ok. Probably due to extreme hot and cold temperatures and water splashes.
People need to relax about tomato growing -99% of the time it is nothing to be concerned about -there is too much misinformation there
And the last thing a nurseryman wants is someone carting in a supposed diseased leaf-as has been said it is growing conditions.
Keep calm and carry on
Thank you for all of your replies. Italophile, I have taken two more photos which are closer to the plant - please see below. Also I have been watering them with water and multi purpose miracle gro. Look forward to your reply
Doesn't look like blight to me - more like some sort of scorch - possibly caused by not hardening them off sufficiently and the growth being too soft - particularly if you've been feeding them. Toms don't need feeding until the first truss of flowers has set fruit.
And even if it is blight, don't panic, some of mine had blight last year and I still had a crop from them. Quarantine them from other plants and remove and burn every affected leaflet - inspecting morning and evening. That's what I did and I got a reasonable crop of beefsteak tomatoes in a shocking year.