My roma tomatoes started having bottom rot but recovered as they matured. However, the leaves shriveled up and fall off. What can I do to help the plants?
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It sounds like calcium deficiency try adding a calcium supplement like egg or oyster shells. Neptune's from a gardening center works well.
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Could be a leaf fungus such as  Botritis.  I had about the same thing last year, and nothing I did helped except to take the big shade leaves off.  They are not needed anyway and that let the air and light thtough. I got a fine crop of tomatoes anyway.

I found that the Cottonwood and Popular trees had the same thing. Bad fungus year in Western Wa. in 2013.

Good luck!

The Tomato Lady
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Take off the dead leaves cleaning the knife each cut and super clean before using again.  Could be a fungus or tiny bugs.  When some leaves start again mix up 1 teasp liquid hand wash soap and 1 qt water and spray stem & leaves even tomatoes.  We had trouble 2 years ago when everything got this fungus after a big storm.  We had to take everything off and trash the plants to keep the fungus at bey.

in the fall use a lot of lime and then cow or horse manure and turn the soil, put the tomatoes in another area of the garden
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