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Posts tagged tomato diseases

When Blight Strikes, it’s Time for Tough Love


How do you become a better gardener? Practice. That’s the secret. In my practice this season, I planted two tomatoes in our front-yard vegetable garden, showcasing them in shiny red pots (from our Viva line) that flank the front entrance. They looked so nice. Front yard vegetable gardens can be beautiful. But then it rained. […]

Prevent Blossom-End Rot, a Common Tomato Disease


A water-soaked spot at the blossom end of tomato fruits is the classic symptom of blossom-end rot. This relatively common garden problem is not a disease, but rather a physiological disorder caused by a calcium imbalance within the plant. It can occur in pepper, squash, cucumber and melon fruits as well as tomatoes. Blossom-end rot […]

Tomato Diseases: Five Ways to Fight Back Now


A spell of cool, rainy weather in many parts of the country has created the ideal environment for tomato diseases to flourish. Fungal diseases, such as late blight, anthracnose and septoria leaf spot spread like wildfire on wet leaves. For many tomato growers, the question isn’t if tomato diseases will show up, but when. Fortunately, […]

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