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Title: My tomatoes died
Post by: vikhawk on July 19, 2018, 08:23:23 am
Three weeks ago, my tomato plants were fantastic.  They were tall and had lots of tomatoes on the vines.  However, I went out on one morning and I found one stem that was damaged.  I thought it might have been damaged by wind or rain so I cut it off.  I went out the next day and there were several more stems with the same damage.  I cut these off also.  I was away for two days and when I came back on Wednesday every the plant was dead.  The stems were not cut all the way through.  It looked like someone took a sharp knife and cut into the stem. 

I have no idea what caused it.  I have been growing tomatoes for years and I have never seen damage like that.  Does anyone have any idea what caused it and, what I can do to prevent it in the future?  I tried to attach a picture but it wouldn't go through.
Title: Re: My tomatoes died
Post by: Baileyj on September 09, 2018, 12:42:50 pm
Was it just stem damage?  No leaf or tomato damage?  Did you notice any  bugs 🐛 or chewing on the stems?
If the leaves were not effective it seems like animals... deer, gopher, rats.  Etc ...
Just one plant ?
Sorry for all the questions... Iíve had animal damage and thatís what it seems like to me.
Title: Re: My tomatoes died
Post by: Tag on September 16, 2018, 06:48:48 am
Rats love to munch on tomato plants
Title: Re: My tomatoes died
Post by: vikhawk on April 07, 2019, 01:43:02 pm
 These are photos of the plant.  Plan on trying again this year.
Title: Re: My tomatoes died
Post by: gardendoc on April 09, 2019, 10:25:58 am
Was it windy? Tomatoes that are not trellised will sometime twist in the wind and split longitudinally
Title: Re: My tomatoes died
Post by: vikhawk on April 14, 2019, 04:22:17 pm
No.  It wasn't windy and I had them tied to strong support stakes.  But thanks for trying to answer my question.
Title: Re: My tomatoes died
Post by: Gnomedog on April 16, 2019, 11:11:54 pm
Looks exactly like what rats did to my tomato plants, until my neighbor got an outside cat 2 years ago. I tried everything, including traps. Got a few, but didn't make a dent. The cat worked!