One more question today:) My tomato plants are growing very tall, and I've
got green ones all over the place. I've noticed several of them are
splitting before they have a chance to ripen. And some have brown spots (and
a few holes)...is this a disease or some kind of pest? I usually dust them
with garden dust, but there are so many ladybugs on them this year that I'm
afraid I'll kill them with the dust! Is there any product I can spray or
dust the maters with that won't harm the ladybugs?
Splitting can be the result of too much water or irregular watering.
Not every 'spot' on a tomato is blossom end rot. BEM is generally
describe as 'blackening', not 'brown spots'. Holes would seem to
indicate insect damage. There are a zillion, well, quite a few, web
sites with descriptions and photos of various tomato diseases and
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