; Life is like champagne......: The early blight

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The early blight

With all the rain we have had, it has effected our tomatoes resulting with the a very bad case of the early blight. This fungus has hit all of our plants and we will have a horrible tomato crop this year. This fungus causes the leaves to yellow, shrivel up than fall off. It is not pretty as you can see. Where did it come from? The news states that it was brought into the state by "box stores" bought tomato plants. And if you do not have it but a neighbor's garden does, you can get it. As much as we have done crop rotation, mulching, and getting rid of the infected plants, we get this blight every year. The rain just brought it on much quicker.

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