Stem Rot On Tomato

//Stem Rot On Tomato

This appears to be stem rot, which is usually caused by too much water and/or poor drainage. In your photo we see mulch right up against the stem; this can cause stem rot because moisture is being kept in contact with the stem by the mulch. Your plant appears to be doing ok from what we can see of it, so we recommend moving the mulch back from around the stem about 3-4 inches and don’t apply water right at the stem. Apply the water about 3-4 inches away from the stem (this is usually where most of the roots are developing on young plants, so it provided water at the appropriate location. You cannot reverse stem rot, but it may not progress if you remove the mulch as we suggest. There are not “products” that can cure this, its a matter of environment.

By | 2017-09-11T15:49:00-07:00 April 10th, 2016|Vegetable Plants|3 Comments

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  1. Sanjeev June 13, 2021 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Tomato probalm

  2. Sandra June 17, 2021 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    What. Can I apply to stem rot on my tomatoe plants?

  3. penny August 13, 2021 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Will to fungal spores be in the soil for next year?

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