Friday, August 27, 2010
So evidently I've done something to piss off the garden gods. Because if it wasn't maddening enough that I have yet to eat a ripe tomato this year, my fruit is starting to get ugly scars all over them. I think I may have the dreaded tomato blight.
UPDATE: I went to the extension office to find out what they thought. After googling they came up with the same scary diagnosis I initially did. But now I don't think it is the blight. Only one plant's leaves are ugly, they've been that way for a long time. From what I understand about blight, the plants will all die quickly if they are infected. All of my plants look very healthy, other than the one. It's the fruits that are turning ugly. And they got significantly worse when I went in and pruned them significantly to try and get them to ripen.
So, my new self-diagnosis: sun scald. I still don't know what is wrong with the one plant, but I am not going to bother trying to figure out what one plant has wrong. I will probably live to regret that decision. I hope not.
Moral of the story: be very careful when pruning. Here's more info: http://www.avrdc.org/pdf/tomato/sunscald.pdf