Vegetables and Fruit forum: What's wrong with my tom plants?

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Name: Dawn Doyle
Chesapeake, VA Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
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pdoyle23323
Jul 22, 2012 6:16 PM CST
These just suddenly died. I pulled them and noticed right at the base of the plant looked funny? What could this be? The roots look good to me too. I havent seen anything like this before or couldn't locate in any books.Thumb of 2012-07-23/pdoyle23323/788036 Thumb of 2012-07-23/pdoyle23323/9f467a Thumb of 2012-07-23/pdoyle23323/58b8a6
dawn
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jul 22, 2012 7:08 PM CST
This looks like Southern Blight to me.

See the little tan sclerotia (circular growths) in these images. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pp272 (Figure 4)

..."In addition, numerous tan, round, or irregular mustard-seed-sized sclerotia are produced on affected plant parts and the surrounding soil surface..."
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Name: Dawn Doyle
Chesapeake, VA Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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pdoyle23323
Jul 22, 2012 7:16 PM CST
WOW, that looks to be it! Great information too. Hope I can get thru the rest of the summer and not lose any more.
Thanks Chelle!
dawn
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jul 22, 2012 7:34 PM CST
You're welcome, Dawn. Smiling

I hope the rest of your plants do well and give you lots of yummy tomatoes!

I'm still waiting to taste the first of this year's crop...nothing but green, so far.

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Name: Dawn Doyle
Chesapeake, VA Zone 7b (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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pdoyle23323
Jul 23, 2012 6:56 PM CST
I hope I can treat the soil. Not sure what to do. I think I'm going to try and grow something in there in the fall. I'll till it up real good and add as much organic matter as I can. Not sure what to do really.
dawn
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jul 23, 2012 7:57 PM CST
Maybe grow some pollinator attracting flowers in that spot for awhile? Perhaps radishes or something similar would grow there as well.
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