Tomato plant woes!

  • Tomato plant woes!

    Posted by Herbs4u2 on April 30, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Just planted tomatoes. The very night they are in something is cutting the plant at the base. Doesn’t touch the leaves. Any ideas? Running out of replacement plants!

    Rhasta92 replied 1 year, 1 month ago 9 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Firefly

    Member
    April 30, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    Cutworms. I wrap the stalk in a paper bag strip. Make the paper bag strip about 1 1/2 tall.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  Firefly.
  • TinyFarmNuggets

    Member
    April 30, 2023 at 3:23 pm

    Cutworms happened. Sprinkle used coffee grounds around the base of the plants. They don’t like coffee grounds.

  • JMG

    Member
    April 30, 2023 at 3:36 pm

    Cut worms feed at night. Can use a paper collar or crushed egg shells at the base of the plant.

  • Herbs4u2

    Member
    April 30, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Nasty things. Will try!!!!! Thank you !!!

    Brand new soil and all. Grrrr.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  Herbs4u2.
  • Yankeeredneck

    Member
    May 1, 2023 at 1:52 pm

    Cut worms are the worst. When I see them I pull them off and feed them to the chickens 😂

  • Rose

    Member
    May 1, 2023 at 5:58 pm

    So I have been having the same problem here too, for the last couple of years in Texas. When I went to get our lemon and lime tree, a nice gentleman there told me to plant basil plants in between the tomato plants, so far so good. I haven’t lost a plant this season.

  • EvW

    Member
    May 1, 2023 at 7:59 pm

    I have wrapped aluminum foil around the base. Hope you have better success!

  • Rhasta92

    Member
    June 12, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Need some help with a couple of our

    tomato plants. The leaves just look like hard balls. Any ideas what it could be? I have a picture of it but don’t see where I can post it in here.

  • TinyFarmNuggets

    Member
    April 30, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    You are very welcome. We help each other when we can.

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