[Market-farming] Tomato stems rotting below soil line
johnkaty at shaw.ca
Thu May 10 11:30:42 EDT 2012
Try a strong Chamomile Tea solution spraying on the plants three days in a row.
Dont know what else to suggest. What percentage are you losing?
On 2012-05-10, at 7:58 AM, Tom & Melanie wrote:
> Sounds like dampening off disease. Sorry, I don't know the cause or cure.
> Try a net search. Good luck
> Limerock Orchards and Roadside Market
> From: Marlin & Christine Burkholder
> Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:12 AM
> To: 'Market Farming'
> Subject: [Market-farming] Tomato stems rotting below soil line
> What would cause the stem on a tomato transplant put into the ground two
> weeks ago to suddenly rot off about an inch below the soil line? Looks like
> some sort of bacterial rot similar to what I experienced once years ago when
> I transplanted tomatoes into recently plowed down clover cover crop. That
> time I figured that bacterial decomposition of the plowed under clover also
> attacked the roots of the tomatoes. The ground where I am having the
> problem this year was plowed and prepped last fall and the rows mulched with
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