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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:48 pm    Post subject: 1st batch of tomatoes disease ridden Reply with quote

As a novice gardener I ws extremelyy proud of my new raised 7m veggie patch which was filled with brand new compost (fresh out of the bag - expensive but I was desperately short of time & didnt know a cheaper option at the time).

I duly planted a range of tomatos and they all grew very well in terms of their foliage. Once flowers started to appear some of the leaves (about 20%) turned brown and curled but all the others looked healthy. There were thousands of flowers but very few signs of fruit. The little bit I had went from green to black/brown almost immediately.

I put it all down to the excessive rain that we had and eventually 2 weeks ago I gave up and dug the whole lot up. But when I cut back the plants to get them off the patch I found out that the stems were hollow and filled with a brown gunge.

Not knowing about this wonderful website at the time, I spent a bit of time trying to find a photo that most resembled this condition. The closest I got was "Canker". The website was written for cleverer folk then me but seemed to imply I was in deep trouble and would have to replace the all the soil in Kerry and remove the offending plant carcasses to no place closer than Pakistan (by this stage they were happily infecting my compost bin).

I am sorry I didnt have access to a camera at that time. Can anyone tell me that I dont have to take out all that expensive compost in my veggie patch and lose a year of homemade compost production? Is their a more obvious answer?

Thanks very much Embarassed
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