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Dec 15, 2017 1:53 PM CST
VA (Zone 7b)
Every year my tomatoes and cucumbers and green beans start to dry out from the bottom to the top I'm pretty sure it's a fungus but my question is how do I treat the ground before I start planting the spring?
Dec 15, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
We need more information, please, and Pictures, do help.
What makes you think fungus.
I personally, do not think it's a fungus.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Dec 15, 2017 11:55 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Good question. I also doubt its a fungus. Why do you think that (this is a serious question - sometimes a look into your thinking process helps)?

What did the roots look like when you pulled the plants up? What kind of soil do you have? What kind of amending are you doing? What/how do you fertilize? What kind of watering system do you have? Have you had a soil test done?
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Dec 16, 2017 2:37 PM CST
VA (Zone 7b)
I'm not really sure if it's a fungus that was just my guess what happens is they start at the bottom of the plant and they just start getting dried and died and they died straight up the plant and then the plant right next to it will start and so on and so on and it goes in a line and it seems to happen right when they start producing I may get a couple fruits off of them and also the Cucumbers do it too but the tomatoes do it much quicker and faster I've never amended the soil I just use 10-10-10 fertilizer till the ground which is allowed is like a clay mix in the ground and then I add like Miracle-Gro for fruits and vegetables and that's all I do and then I plant my plants once they're big enough and they grow beautifully and I just water in the mornings myself with the garden hose no soil test has been done and I don't have any pictures from last season and I didn't really pay attention when I pulled the roots but the whole plants were just dried and you could break them really easy they were so dry when I pulled them
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Dec 16, 2017 2:39 PM CST
VA (Zone 7b)
Also how and where would I have a soil test done
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