Tomato Blues

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  1. Tooty2shoes

    Tooty2shoes Hardy Maple

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    Well for the second year in a row our tomato plants withered and look sickly. We planted them in a totally different raised bed from last years. Last years tomatoes did the same thing. Withered and looked like they needed watering. But that's not the problem.
    Talked to a garden place and they said it was some sort of wilt.
    We will have to delve into this further as I read that Wilt can effect Pepper plants. But ours which are in the same bed as the sick tomato plants are doing great.
    My honey is sad because he LOVES tomatoes and has had only 2 from the 4 sick plants we have. Found a good website that gives you info on how to tell if the tomato plants have wilt diseases.
    greenupside.com
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Sad to hear about it. There are many afflictions available just waiting for us to plant tomato. Any pictures?
     
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    Awww Tooty2shoes, that is just plain sad, no tomatoes?
    I would cry.
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Hiya 2T.
    That is bad news. Do you have pics?
    I would first think of Phytophthora. I lost my tom plants every year that I planted them outside. Now I plant them in a small greenhouse and my problem is solved.

    I hope to hear more about your toms...and of course, see some pics.

    Chin up, meid.
     
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    What is the growing medium ? Had the same problem if using potting soil I switched to topsoil ! Better but yet not great ! Will add epsom salts and plain old dirt next ! But thats next year ! Last year I had more than we could eat and tons of green ones at seasons end ! Made Caddo Relish from those !
     
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    A year without tomatoes is such a sad thought.
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    A year with ugly tomatoes may be worse.
     
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    Dirtmechanic Young Pine

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    Potassium salts of phosporous acid will kill that dead. It is also the source of sudden oak death around here. The product I have is called agro-fos. I believe it is classified as organic. A systemic organic fungicide. Kinda awesome.
     
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    Oh how I hope to never be faced with that.
    We have quite a few green tomatoes which
    we will pick when frost threatens and ripen them inside.

    Does anyone grow sweet potatoes? Our first try and we
    know October is digging time. Do we wait for first frost?
     
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