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Growing tomatoes in the same place after disease

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I grew tomatoes least year and they got heavily infected with disease. I was told it was late blight which I see has spores. It it ok to plant in the same place twice? I think I am asking for trouble...


Posted by: Denis Schneider (1 point) Denis Schneider
Posted: March 19, 2013




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Always, always rotate your crops. Try to have a rotation plan, if possible, so you don't grow a veggie in the same spot for at least 3 years. In zone 5/6 we deal with early/late blight every year. So, to have a good tomato crop,rotate, rotate, rotate. Many diseases and bug problems can be prevented if your crops are rotated on a 3 or 4 year rotation plan." ROTATION IS PREVENTIVE MEDICINE"


Posted by: deactivated (1 point) deactivated
Posted: March 19, 2013




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agreed! Rotation is key! You don't have to necessarily do no vegetables at all, but definitely stay away from the Solanaceae family. This includes tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, tobacco, petunias, etc. That still leaves a lot of other options. Also, I hope you removed your infected plants and did not turn them under the soil. You want to remove any infection from your garden immediately.


Posted by: Kathryn Fiedler (72 points) Kathryn Fiedler
Posted: March 20, 2013




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Hi Denis
Here is a very nice posting by George Weigel who wrote both about the problem as well as possible solutions. He of course recommends rotation just like Kathryn and Danny. So, good advice on that. He also goes on to talk about other issues such as use of heirlooms, watering etc. http://georgeweigel.net/favorite-past...

But for your issue I would way switch the plants and the advice by Kathryn to stay away form plants in the same group is great


Posted by: David Hughes (51 points) David Hughes
Posted: March 20, 2013




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