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Tomato plants
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Robert Tnn    Posted 08-28-2003 at 04:14:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hello Our tomato plants have dried up,it seems starting with the lower branches,tomato rotting
on vine.Others in our area plants are doing the
same thing.Is ther a tomato blight going on.We
had a lot of tomatoes the first crop. thanks.
Robert Tnn


Wm. from NC    Posted 08-29-2003 at 02:19:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Robert, my tomatoes did the same way. I live in the NC foothills, and we had an excessive amount of rain. I have a very small garden, but only got 4 decent tomatoes off 3 tomato plants. The only thing that did any good at all, was green beans. Last year, when we were in a drought, I had so many tomatoes that I gave away more than we used.


Hunter n NOLa    Posted 08-28-2003 at 08:10:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would surmise that you have had an inordinant amount of rain this season. I'm just guessing but that's what mine look like when we get too much rain in New Orleans.
According to our LSU Agricultural Guru, when the roots are flooded they are deprived of oxygen and die...just like anyting or anyone else would drown. And since the roots are now dead, or severely damaged, they cannot supply the plant with moisture and nutrients...and it goes into shock. The plant is actually starving and looks like it's dying from lack of water.


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