reply to post by VoidHawk
First of all let me say you have a really good camera
Secondly, it could be a plant virus. One thing you can do is mix hydrogen peroxide with
epsom salts and run through your plant. This will pull out any viruses that may be attacking your plant if this is the case. it won't hurt if a virus
is not your problem and as a matter of fact it is a good rule of thumb as preventive. The Hydrogen peroxide will however, kill any beneficial
bacterias and fungus living in your root zone, so you will have to replace them.
Tomato plants also succumb to spider mites, but it doesn't look like you have any as they live under the leaves and suck the life right out of your
plants and first sight of damage is definitely on the leaves not the stems like in your picture. You may want to check for scale...they live on the
stems and are hard to detect. Do you have grasshoppers or the classis white butterflies? The white butterflies will lay very tiny eggs on your leaves
and you can spot them (Larvae) with the naked eye if you look closely. Once the larvae hatch, they will grow into very big green caterpillars and are
hard to find unless your whole plant is brown, then they stand out like a sore thumb!
Are you growing in soil? I grow all of my plants hydroponically, and could possibly be missing something due to the medium I use which is Perlite/Coco
Coir...50/50 mix. By the way, if it's over 85 degrees where you live, I would not spray Neem Oil on my plants until dusk as the oil will surely burn
your plant or what's left of it.
Hope some of this helps and good luck
By the way if it's a mold or fungi, then use a product called Serenade...it stinks to high hell, but it works. Use also at dusk if it's hot and dry
where you live. For the spider mites use SM-90, it's corriander oil, add a little dish soap and lemon juice, they hate it. Although I must say, that
doesn't look like spider mite damage at all.
Spider Mite Damage
(Red) Spider Mite Infestation
Spider Mites (Two Spotted)
You can only see these little parasites with a mag loop of 60% unless your eyes are trained. Dam, I hate those things. Look into thrips, root aphids,
fungus gnats and their larvae which will be in the root zone, aphids, lacewings and whiteflies in the future. You can look up the images and cures on
google. To find the root critters of course you will have to pull your plant up and look at the roots. You can do this if you know how and your plant
survive, but I doubt that particular plant will survive a transplant at this point
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