I have tomato plants in a space that was seeded with a clover cover
crop and left otherwise fallow last summer. I planted 8 tomatoes I
grew from seed except for one I . I pulled up 2 in late June or early
July that were diseased. One was a Celebrity that is supposed to be
virus resistant, the other a San Marzano (not sure of the resistance
of this type). There is another Celebrity right next to where the sick
one was and it looks fine. Now my only Beef Steak is looking very
sick. About half of it is brown. It was producing well and there are
still big green tomatoes on the healthy half. I don't know whether to
sacrifice it or just trim off the dead portion and hope it survives
without spreading to other plants.
I also pulled up two peppers around the same time as the tomatoes
because of disease that were in an adjacent space, but this area was
not fallow last year.
I know that some virus spreads by insects, and some is in the soil. I
was thinking about covering the garden with black plastic over the
winter, but I also want to put my compost on it this fall. Is there a
problem with doing both of these things at the same time?
On Jul 29, 6:37 pm, jumpN4joy <acm...@gmail.com> wrote: