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I found these green blobs of gooey jelly like junk on my tomato plant.  There are 4 of them fairly close together.  Is this some type of fungus?  It is not a growth from the plant.  I've looked and can find nothing like it on the internet.  Just want to know what it is and how to get rid of it.  Thanks!image

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  • I didn't realize this was a site mainly for "across the pond" from the US.  If you can't help ---ignore me---if you can THANK YOU.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,230

    Hi gourmetalice. Yes indeed the majority of us are in the UK. The name of the site is taken from a very popular gardening programme - Gardener's World - shown on BBC TV but please don't hesitate to ask any questions you like and if we can help we most certainly will. Is the jelly like substance a part of the leaf or can it be washed away with water? If it can be washed off I have to say that my first guess would be bird poop. If it is part of the leaf then it is a mystery but I would just remove the affected leaves and destroy. Your plants should be fine.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 72,120

    Or even caterpillar poop? Any sign of caterpillars? 

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,805

    It doesn't look like any tomato disease. I would just wash it off, probably something that some insect, animal or bird has deposited.

    I thought the name of this site was taken from Gardener's World magazine.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • It's definitely caterpillar poo(p). You'll have to get searching beause they will eventually get fed up of eating leaves and start on your tomatoes!

    Last edited: 29 July 2016 10:33:45

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,230

    The Gardener's World magazine - a BBC publication - was named for the programme.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,230

    Nutcracker, that would be one huge caterpillar and I cannot see any signs of caterpillar damage.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,805

    Maybe it's the eggs of something.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Well it looks like caterpillar frass to me. They do get huge, especially as the caterpillars grow. They are the very devil to find, the leaves it has chewed/is hiding among would be above what you can see in the photograph, which is an enlargement of one small segment of a tomato leaf. I hope I'm wrong here gourmetalice's sake.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 32,230

    I so do not want to meet that caterpillar but I guess in America they could have giant ones image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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