Damage on tomato seedlings

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  1. Cayuga Morning

    Cayuga Morning Strong Ash Plants Contributor

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    Hi all,

    I posted a problem I was having with my tomato seedlings, thinking it was flea beetles (having seen one). You all told me that flea beetles don't usually affect tomatoes & thought it might have been damage due to cold water.

    A friend, seeing the damage sent me this link.:
    https://plantclinic.tamu.edu/2011/0...ze, the,these symptoms are typically observed

    It is spot on. We had some 40-45° days prior to the appearance of the damage & I didn't cover the tomatoes! So you all were right....the issue was cold. PXL_20210606_110937979.MP_compress62.jpg
     
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  3. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    This is a good lesson isn’t it.
    Keep those toms protected until the end of may if outside.
    They will be alright though, I suspect. I think that I would remove those damaged leaves.
    Great posting.
     
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    My father in law lost all his tomatoes I grew for him too by putting out too early.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Really sorry to hear that Clay. Will he try again this season? There may be garden centra somewhere near him. Often you can buy plants there that have already come along quite far.
     

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