6 Reasons Tomato Leaves Turn Purple: How to Treat

Some tomato varieties bear purple fruit instead of red, while others, like Indigo Rose, also have purple-hued leaves. The color variant is a beautiful and natural characteristic of these cultivars.  But if you find that once green tomato leaves are turning purple, it can be a sign there is a…

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7 Reasons Tomatoes Aren’t Turning Red: How to Remedy

It can take quite a bit of patience when waiting for fruit and vegetables to mature and then ripen.  Tomatoes are no exception. But what if the tomatoes you are growing aren’t blushing, much less turning red? In this article you will learn the top seven reasons tomatoes do not…

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Read more about the article Late Blight in Tomatoes: How to Treat and Prevent
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Late Blight in Tomatoes: How to Treat and Prevent

The three types of blight that most often affect tomatoes are early blight, late blight, and Septoria leaf spot. In this article, you will learn how to identify, treat, and prevent late blight.  Although the focus of this article is on tomatoes, the information can be applied to other members…

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Read more about the article Blossom End Rot: What Causes It and How to Treat It
Blossom end rot on tomatoes, North Carolina State Univ.

Blossom End Rot: What Causes It and How to Treat It

Blossom end rot is a common condition found in tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, melons, and squashes, like zucchini. It is characterized by a water-soaked spot or lesion located at or near the bottom of the fruit.   Blossom end rot is not a disease but rather a physiological disorder (or an abiotic disorder)…

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Read more about the article Top 8 Reasons for Stunted Growth in Tomatoes and Peppers
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Top 8 Reasons for Stunted Growth in Tomatoes and Peppers

If you are like many gardeners, growing peppers and tomatoes is the highlight of the growing season. Thus, it's no wonder why it is so frustrating when they do not flourish. They may grow well at first, but, at some point, the growth is stunted, and they never quite reach…

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Read more about the article Top 7 Reasons Why Tomato Flowers Fall Off
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Top 7 Reasons Why Tomato Flowers Fall Off

Those who love growing tomatoes can attest to the frustration one feels when flowers fall off before they develop fruit. The condition, also known as blossom drop, can affect other members of the nightshade family as well, including peppers. What causes this frustrating phenomenon? Here are the top seven reasons…

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