I live in a suburb of New Orleans.
This year-the last 2 months-my plants have black specs-leaves stems fruit on them.
The black specs brush right off-initially- but then seems to adhere to the leaves
The leaves also develope holes-as if they had been shot gunned.
The plants don't die-still producing decent fruit- but some plants have become so ratty that I pull them up.20 or so plants-producing last 4 weeks-good production-4 different types-cherry big cherry regular tomatoes(forget which)
and Roma all piled together
What are the black specs-they are also on the salvia-and even on blades of grass.Fungus??
Very humid in NOLA- plenty of dew every morning-no I don't spray water the plants-just let a hose fill the rows-not watering leaves.
Yes this year I use Seven-liguid-yes not great for bees(all I can afford)
Yes my plants are waaaay too close together.
Heck. they look like tiny animal droppings-but aren't.
What are they?
How do I get rid of them?