Tomato Plants
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Tomato Plant Issue

Anonymous added on March 18, 2014 | Answered

I have a very small garden that I developed a couple of years ago. I grow a few tomato plants. In each of the last two years, my tomato plants have done well. I harvest some very good tomatoes. And then just a week or two after I start harvesting, the plants start to dry out and shrivel up. Wondered if you might know why and what I might do to stop this from happening.

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Nikki
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Answered on March 18, 2014

It sounds like your plants may have wilt. It is a fungus that lives in the soil and slowly causes the plant to wilt and die. There is no cure for it and you need to discard the plants. Unfortunately, this lives in the soil, so you can't plant any nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) in that spot for about 2 years, or they will also get the disease and die.

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