[Market-farming] Tomato disaster!

Robert Farr rbfarr at erols.com
Tue May 22 20:08:35 EDT 2012

If it is damp off, water with a weak solution of Chamomille tea.  Works 

Robert Farr

On 5/22/2012 7:58 PM, Road's End Farm wrote:
> Marlin, did you ever call your extension agent and ask them to help 
> identifying the problem?
> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
> On May 19, 2012, at 8:37 PM, Marlin Burkholder wrote:
>> I am having what amounts to a major disaster in my high tunnel planted
>> tomatoes this spring!  I am having die off of plants transplanted three
>> weeks to a month ago.  Inspection of the roots reveals that about an 
>> inch of
>> stem below the soil line has begun rotting and collapsing causing sudden
>> death of the plant.  I would estimate that I have lost upwards of 
>> 1/3rd of
>> my plants in one house and it looks like I am going to lose more.  I 
>> posted
>> here one day last week and several responded that it is damping off.  The
>> damp off I am familiar with happens in the greenhouse soon after young
>> plants have come up. [etc]
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Robert Farr
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