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Name: Susan Pingitore
IL (Zone 5b)
Sep 1, 2017 1:28 PM CST
Since I wrote my last post:

1) the plant that had the tomato worm and the larvae has shriveled/dried up (first photo). I think this is a stark contrast to the photo I sent with all the leaves in my first post.
2) a plant that had previously dried up has new growth and even some flowers on the tomatoes.
3) the last "healthy" plant out of my original six. I'm not sure if the others were the victim of verticulum (spelling) fungus, blight, or what.

I ask for your help in determining what I can do now so that this doesn't happen next year.

Thanks for your help!!!

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Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Seed Starter Vegetable Grower Greenhouse Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sep 1, 2017 10:35 PM CST
Susan, you have my sympathy -- the plant in the first photo looks exactly like what always happened to my tomatoes when I grew them outside. Sad

The past couple of years I've been growing my tomatoes inside "high tunnel" type greenhouses, watering from the bottom, and -- almost unbelievably -- no disease.

One thing I concluded was that shorter plants (such as determinate varieties) were always the first to succumb to the disease. And, the only thing that ever seemed to help at all was spraying with Daconil, although I really was never quite diligent enough with that approach. If you want to go that route I would suggest you start spraying early -- like way before you ever see a problem -- and keep it up on a regular basis.
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight." ~ Albert Schweitzer /
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Name: Susan Pingitore
IL (Zone 5b)
Sep 2, 2017 6:44 AM CST
Thank You!

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