tomato plant questions...

From the latest tomato tips to sweetcorn calamities, share your experiences in the garden.
User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 16819
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx

tomato plant questions...

Postby greybeard » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:25 am

Can I (safely) use liquid sevin on plants that are already producing tomatoes?(have horn worms and can't keep them picked off)

Evidently, last weeks rain on top of regular watering has induced a lot of leaf curl. Anything I can do now to alleviate it?
0 x
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke

It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.

Covet Not!

User avatar
jltrent
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2237
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:04 pm

Re: tomato plant questions...

Postby jltrent » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:48 am

I have used Daconil with good results before (put it on about every ten days. I have used Sevin liquid on tomatoes as I don't like to, but it didn't hurt them who knows about me.

Thanks for the PM GB and having my back.

Image
Last edited by jltrent on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
0 x

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 16819
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx

Re: tomato plant questions...

Postby greybeard » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:04 am

I'm not sure if the tomato plants have the leafcurl virus thing, if a fungus is among us, or if it's just a case of too much watering but everyone around here is complaining of the curled leathery leaves and it just began after the rainy week and it turned hot and dry again.
0 x
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke

It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.

Covet Not!

User avatar
Jogeephus
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 24036
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: South Georgia

Re: tomato plant questions...

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:07 am

I prefer to use permethrin but if you don't have any cabararyl will work fine. Just rinse the tomatoes off before eating them. You will get more carbaryl on you while spraying than you'll ever ingest from eating but it could kill some honeybees pollinating your tomatoes so spraying late in the day might be best.
0 x
Experience - the ability to instantly recognize a mistake when you make it again.

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 16819
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx

Re: tomato plant questions...

Postby greybeard » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:12 am

I thought tomatoes were self pollinating...no?
0 x
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke

It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.

Covet Not!

User avatar
Jogeephus
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 24036
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: South Georgia

Re: tomato plant questions...

Postby Jogeephus » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:13 pm

You are correct, they have both male and female flowers on the same plant and can self pollinate but it doesn't hurt to have bees in your garden for other things. Sevin is deadly on honeybees and has a longer residual than some of the other options.
0 x
Experience - the ability to instantly recognize a mistake when you make it again.

hurleyjd
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3660
Joined: Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:52 am
Location: Yantis, Texas

Re: tomato plant questions...

Postby hurleyjd » Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:58 am

https://www.wired.com/story/crispr-toma ... e-of-food/

Better producing tomatoes I would like some good tasting tomatoes for my garden
0 x


Return to “Gardening”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests