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My garden vegtables always get a blight Help

Zone 55106 | Anonymous added on January 13, 2020 | Answered

I have a fungus problem in my soil. My tomatoes & cucumbers always get a blight & kill the fruit. What can I do

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on January 14, 2020

First you must be sure that it is blight. If the leaves are not affected, then it is likely another problem. If you treat for blight and it is a calcium deficiency, then nothing will happen and the problem will persist.

If it is not a fungal infection, and the fruits develop a dark spot and rot, then it is likely a calcium deficiency. Dolomitic lime will fix this.

If this is a microbial issue, you will need to find out which one. Some are treatable, and some are not. They may have different treatments, if they can be treated.

Contact your local Cooperative Extension group with more details to get an accurate diagnosis. Here is how:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search

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