The Q&A Archives: Tomatoe Plants

Question: For the last two uears I have had tomato wilt. What can I do to prevent this from happening again?

Answer: Verticillium wilt and fusarium wilt both effect tomatoes. They are soil-borne diseases that show up as yellow leaves, wilting and death of the plant. Once infected, the plant will probably die. The best prevention is to rotate your crops to different parts of the garden so plant-specific diseases have a difficult time taking hold, and to plant resistant varieties, which will have the letters V and/or F after the variety name. Read catalog descriptions or seed packs to find this. Good luck!

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