A permaculture challenge for a tomato virus

Sharon Gordon gordonse at one.net
Mon Jun 4 15:48:28 EDT 2001


In a fierce battle on the tomato growers list between the group who
likes to grow organically and the group who thinks the more Roundup
and other poisons the better, I tossed in a rational, reasoned response
on the advantages of permaculture and balanced gardening so that
food and everything else can be grown without poison.

One of the biggest poisoners said he was willing to try it if there was
some way he could grow tomatoes in Florida despite the
TYLCV virus (Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus).  This virus can
easily kill all of a person's tomato plants.  It's a serious problem
in Florida and in Israel.

Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with this or know
of Florida/Israeli permaculturists who have come up with a
system/design that allows them to grow tomatoes?

Sharon
gordonse at one.net



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