Question: The last two years I have lost my tomatoes. They turn all black - leaves tomatoes and everything. I understand that the bacteria or whatever can stay in the soil and that they shouldn't be planted in the same place for at least three years. Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening again this year? Any sprays or applications? Planting them under cover? Are there any hardy varieties that are resistant to this disease?
Answer: Grow varieties that are designated VFFNT (note the second F) and do rotate -- do not plant tomatoes or tomato relatives (potatoes, peppers, eggplants) in the same location for 3-4 years.
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