A few years ago, in August, I was walking in my friend’s garden, reading my column. My friend had a beautiful garden; The weeds were under control, most of the plants looked healthy and had flowers ready to be planted.
From what I can see, the plants were so well-supported that one came out of the garden to enjoy the first tomato from the vine. As far as I understand, one of the greatest joys in this life is going to paradise, picking ripe tomatoes from a vine, taking a bite out of a tomato, and then being able to sprinkle salt on it. Sprinkle on top of the bite area and tomato juice.
Do not think that it can be beaten. To be honest, my friend, you have a beautiful garden. Most gardeners find your garden unique.
The tomato plants in my friend’s garden had leaves growing from the bottom of the plant, which was very strange, starting with the top when I saw the plants drinking. The good news is that he continues to grow tomatoes. He should have a good tomato harvest.
In the past, when he planted tomatoes, he had a similar problem with planting and replanting his favorite crops. Sometimes he planted a few different species, but they all rose to do something. I recently saw this problem.
The fungus that causes the thawing of tomato plants
I believe the fungus that attacks tomato plants is a fusarium wilt. In a soil-borne disease, a person enters a garden with a transplant. Once the disease is in the soil, very little can be done to stop the spread of the disease.
As you can imagine, the disease is in the root, and if you do not immediately remove the tomato plant if you see the lower leaves, you may have a headache that will last for years.
You can test your soil this year and see if you need to increase or decrease your pH, and by doing so you will reduce the incidence of the disease. Since you have faithfully killed your garden over the years, this may have allowed the plants to survive until harvest. Our wet and hot year has allowed some fungi to grow well.
Garbage bag and New Year’s rebound answers
My advice may seem difficult, but this disease is strong. Remove as many tomatoes as you can, pull out the rest of the plants and put the stems – roots and all – in garbage bags. Take the garbage bags to the corner and dispose of them. Make sure nothing is left of the plants, including the leaves.
Over the years, the roots left in the soil can retain the disease. Get rid of everything this year. Go to another greenhouse next year and get fusarium wilt. There are such plants. A good greenhouse should be able to help you choose the right tomato.
If you have tomatoes, make sure you grow them into disease-resistant seeds. Important: Try not to let your garden fall next year and never grow any tomatoes. In order for this disease to continue, it must have a host. The only problem is that it can live in the soil for years without any host.
You already know that I do not like to use chemicals, but there is a chemical called vapam that is used to lighten the soil. Since we are talking about chimneys, you can try to compress the soil. This is done by heating the soil to 110 degrees Fahrenheit for several weeks with black plastic. There are very few solutions to this disease.
We hope you enjoy your walk in the garden this week. If you have any problems, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I will do my best to help. I will be adding it to my blog at ohiohealthyfoodcooperative.org soon.
Eric Larson, a former landscape and gardener of Jeromesville, is a founding member of the Ohio Chapter of the Professional Landscape Designers Association. An email to email@example.com encourages your gardening request.