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Post  csmartin33 on 4/7/2018, 9:38 pm

I have been fighting at least one form of Fungus on my tomatoes and other veggies, every single year. I can treat it with various things and get it to go away...mostly, ...for a few days. Then it comes back. I can spray with he same thing again a few days later and it seems to have less effect. So I switch over to something different and it works ....for a few days. If I let it go too long it kills the whole plant within a week or two.

I am guilty of planting tomatoes too close and with our high humidity I know the shade from too many leafs too close together contribute greatly to the problem. Also I have learned that I can, and should, trim more branches down lower. So TRYING to adhere to better practices this year.

I am not sure exactly what this fungus is so I will take it in to a nursery for identification this year in hopes of better treating the problem. I am NOT sure, but leaning towards "Blight" as the strain?

I also have a bird feeder in my back yard and I probably get more than most birds and I suspect the droppings are contributing to the problem, if not out and out causing it?

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Post  sanderson on 4/8/2018, 2:05 am

Have you contacted your local cooperative extension? https://extension.osu.edu/lao

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/9/2018, 8:18 am

I agree with Sanderson. Your Extension Service is a great resource...
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Post  Kelejan on 4/13/2018, 1:46 am

I read an interesting article once where a gardener only kept the three top-most leaves on a single stalk.  I must try and find it.
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Post  alexandraleira on 4/13/2018, 1:05 pm

Kelejan, I believe that is how some hothouse tomato farms grow their crops, they constantly cut the oldest leaf growth and have one long vine with no foliage except on the topmost part in order to force the fruits to stay an "average" size.

I hope this isn't it, but it's worth a look - Verticillium Wilt.

(I can't post a link, darn. I'm too new.)
It was a link from a Cornell University Paper;


You can just google it for more photos/info. I struggled with it for 2 years in a bad existing garden bed. I put in barley for 2 years and chopped it in twice, but we moved so I don't know if my work was for nothing unfortunately! I was stuck growing most in pots.

It sounds like it progressively gets worse through the season. I don't know if this is your problem, but it sounds similar.

You could also get your soil tested.

Are their any trees dropping debris into the area? Little pine needles or cones, flower blossoms, dogwood fluff, anything can cause a random spike in pH. In this case, just rake out or consider laying straw/mulch after planting so the debris can't get down into the soil. I'm not sure about the bird poo. Honestly thought that might not be a bad thing? But same could apply.
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Post  Kelejan on 4/14/2018, 11:19 pm

alexandra. the article about growing tomatoes with only few leaves is in an article I have on www.JoyfulTomato.com  It was a 52 page booklet I downloaded called Organic Tomato Magic.

It is dated 2006.  I do not know if it is still on the Internet as I do not have time to search tonight.  It was something I intended to try then, so perhaps I will have a go this year.
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