The Q&A Archives: Tomatoe plants

Question: Leasves are rotting off plants. No apparent bugs. Rainiest spring and summer ever here in Connecticut could that be the cause? Have been cutting out rot but with no foliage will tomatoes stop growing? Also some have brown stains. Help!

Answer: I'm afraid you're right - soggy soils can cause fungal diseases and can also suffocate plant roots. There's not much you can do about the rainy weather and by the time you see fungal diseases, they have usually affected the entire plant. You can try using a fungicide (such as Funginex) but it may be too late for your plants. We'll hold good thoughts - perhaps they will recover. Hope so!

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