Elizabeth over at Garden Rant is offering a chance to ask "What's Wrong With My Plant?" and get an answer from experts, the authors of What’s Wrong With My Plant, David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth. Well I've been staring at my brand new Husky Cherry tomato plants and wondering if I should toss them in the garbage or plant them in my garden. Picked up at Home Depot just over a week ago the seedlings looked fantastic:
But then I started noticing white areas on some of the leaves:
And they got bigger:
Until they looked like this:
Since last year's late blight arriving early in the Northeast was attributed to tomato plants sold at big box stores, I'm more than a little nervous about what this could be and am strongly considering just tossing the plants in the garbage (not the compost pile obviously). Do I need to be worried or should I strip off the affected leaves and focus on the healthy new growth on top and just plant deep?