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Growing plants can be a wonderful past time or a fantastic job. It can be relaxing and you get to produce lovely flowers and tasty food. The gardener's saying 'gardening is like therapy except you get tomatoes too' is really very true.

Sometimes though, our plants don't grow as well as we would like. They may struggle to take up enough of a particular nutrient or they may succumb to a nasty disease. Being able to diagnose and treat such plant problems are thus important skills for anyone growing plants.

So to help you do just that we have created this website, plantprobs.net, which is full of information about a variety of plant problems that you may encounter in your garden or on your farm. Can't find what you're looking for? Please email us at and make a suggestion.

Garden Pests

In this section of the website, you will find information on a range of common garden pests and diseases as well as tips on how to prevent and treat them.

Nutrient Imbalances

Some of the most common plant problems are due to nutrient imbalances. This may be an excess or lack of one or more nutrients within a plant or the problem might be in the soil. If the leaves of your plants are discoloured (particularly if they're yellow), dying, curling or withering, there's a good chance that your plant is suffering from a nutrient imbalance - either a nutrient deficiency or nutrient toxicity. Here you will find information about how to diagnose, prevent and treat such nutrient imbalances. Following the simple steps provided for each nutrient will help you keep your plants and soil healthy and make gardening and farming that much easier.

Tomato Diseases

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables to grow at home. Most gardeners agree that home grown tomatoes, regardless of type or variety, taste much better than supermarket tomatoes. Yet tomatoes are susceptible to a vast array of diseases, some of which are very difficult to eradicate and can decimate your precious crop. Within the pages of this website, you will find information about many of the most common tomato diseases as well as suitable treatments. More importantly, you will also find a variety of strategies for preventing these diseases.


Tomato with some yellow leaves but still producing well.

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