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By Rogi

NRW, Germany De

Hallo all, from a very wet Wuppervalley, Germany. Something has gone terribly wrong with my outdoor tomatoes.....last week the plants looked fine..loads of green tomatoes on them just waiting to ripen, now most of the plants have died and the tomatoes have gone rotten, I am trying to puzzel out why, has anybody any ideas? I have my own theory why this has happened but I will wait until somebody else comes up with an answer.



Blight, destroy the plants, do not compost.

14 Aug, 2011


Hi Moon growe, thanks for the answer and the tip not to compost them.

14 Aug, 2011


Sorry to be the bearer of bad news Rogi

15 Aug, 2011


Hi, well not realy bad news, just one of those things when you have a year I will try again, but I thought it may have been my fault as I had planted them fairly close together and with all the rain that we have had the leaves had no chance to dry off..and I had heard that you shouldn´t plant carrots and tomatoes together...what I did...btw I have got a lovely crop of cucumbers and pumpkins that are near where the tomatoes were...(they have now gone in the rubbish bin), once again maybe I tried to put too much in a small space.

15 Aug, 2011


Make sure you do not grown your tomatoes in the same spot you grew them in this year... Otherwise any disease still in the soil will get to them. Out tomatoes are not doing well because whilst the temperature gets hot during the day at night is drops to around 8˚C. Thus most of the leaves are looking wilted and therefore we do not have a good crop... Ah well a vegetable growers life :-)

15 Aug, 2011

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