Worry-wart Woes: Tomato Plant Leaves


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Hello everyone! I’m a bit of a gardening novice and an expert worry-wart, and I have something that concerns me.

I’m trying to grow my own tomato plants outside in some large gallon containers and they seem to be doing really well! I even managed to grow a tomato already and that makes me super happy.

However, I wouldn’t be posting in this section if I didn’t have something that looks concerning to me. You see, while the tomato itself looks great, the leaves on the plants are getting these little spots on them and it started at the bottom leaves. Now it’s making its way up the plant and I’m not sure what to do and if it’s something serious or not. This happened to the plants I tried to grow last year, and I’ll admit I made many mistakes with my first attempt.

Overwatering was a big one.

However, I’ve been really trying to do better about that this year by trying to water two days apart from the last time I watered at the minimum.

I’m aware that there could be many reasons for a tomato plant to have strange spots, some including vitamin or mineral deficiencies and something even as simple as sunburning, but my worst fear is that it’s something that may be serious.

Please, if anyone knows what this is and can direct me on how to treat it if I need to, I would really appreciate it a lot!
 

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It looks a lot like thrips insect damage. Thrips are very small and difficult to see. You will find them mainly on the underside of leaves. spray with a spinosad based product such as Captian Jack's. It also looks somewhat like spider mite damage but I am fairly sure it's thrips.
 
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It looks a lot like thrips insect damage. Thrips are very small and difficult to see. You will find them mainly on the underside of leaves. spray with a spinosad based product such as Captian Jack's. It also looks somewhat like spider mite damage but I am fairly sure it's thrips.
I think you might be right about the thirps too.. Will this spray make the fruit inedible? I know it’ll help the plant in the long run, so I’m sure it’ll be worth it. I’m a little new to pesticides too if you couldn’t tell
 
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