Tomato Plants

Tomatoes Died, Need Help

Sanders1 added on April 20, 2011 | Answered

I planted several tomato varieties in a bed about two months ago. This is the first year in our new home, but the vegetable bed seemed loose and weed free. The tomatoes looked great and then last week wilted on the tip of each branch leaf. Within a day, the tip leaves turned black and died. I notices some small yellow spots on the other leaves. Within a week, all the tomoto plant leaves were all brown and dead. The stems remained green.

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Answered on April 21, 2011

It sounds like you got tomato wilt. There are several diseases that will cause this general condition and they all look very similar to each other. All of them have no cure and you cannot plant any tomatoes or nightshade plants in that location for at least a year (2 if possible) as the disease will stay in the soil and attack any nightshade plants planted there. This article has all the different types of wilt that can attack tomatoes:

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