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By Kbol48

United Kingdom Gb

I had a good crop of tomatoes but the stems and tomatoes went brown and soggy, any ideas why?



This sounds like blight, a fungal disease more common in damp summers like this one.

16 Sep, 2011


Blight hits all outdoor tomatoes in a damp, humid season. We have even lost all of ours since the start of September due to wet weather, after a dry sunny August. The only thing you can do is spray Bordeaux mixture as a preventative or grow under some form of cover. If you haven't got a greenhouse, just covering the plants with a plastic 'roof' should keep them safer for longer. The other thing I have found makes a difference is getting rid of potato 'sports' as these seem to harbour the blight spores, though spores just blow in on the wind anyway.

16 Sep, 2011

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