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Tomatoe plants losing foliage
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Helen    Posted 06-24-2004 at 13:22:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why are my tomatoe plants leaves turning yellow and falling off. It starts at the bottom and moves up the plant until there are very little leaves left.. They start off beautiful big plants and after about 2 months they start this blight business. My plants are in large plastic tubs with good black dirt. They still produce good tomatoes but plants look terrible.Any suggestions? Every year it gets worse.

steve19438    Posted 06-24-2004 at 17:04:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the plants may be root bound and do the plastic tubs have holes in the bottom? (for drainage, stops root rot)

Duke(WNY)    Posted 06-24-2004 at 15:53:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Classic signs of "Early Blight". Spray with Bravo (Chlorothalonil) or Mancozeb before symtoms appear.

Donna again    Posted 06-24-2004 at 13:26:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I should have mentioned the varieties I plant that seem to be fairly blight-resistant: Jet Star and Celebrity.

Donna from Mo    Posted 06-24-2004 at 13:25:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's blight, and I have to watch for it all the time. The way I handle it is by buying blight-resistant tomatoes. They're not as tasty as the old Big Boy and Rutgers tomatoes I used to grow, but they sure do withstand blight. It also helps to move your tomatoes to a fresh spot each year.

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