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Old 06-02-2018, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Pulled up basil and mint, both eaten by aphids.

I'll replace them and have already bought NEEM Oil as a preventative and treatment.
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Using fungicides on tomatoes....do I use it before I see evidence of disease, as a preventative? Or just after disease is beginning?
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Using fungicides on tomatoes....do I use it before I see evidence of disease, as a preventative? Or just after disease is beginning?
I like to start with at least some disease resistant varieties. If more than a day of rain is forecast i’d use one of the fungicides approved for tomatoes. Tomatoes don’t like showers. There are organic fungicides available but how well they work I don’t know. To solve the rain problem with tomatoes I want a covered row that can be watered at the base. Many hundred acres of commercial tomatoes are most likely lost this year due to daily rains. I would start before the rains.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Using fungicides on tomatoes....do I use it before I see evidence of disease, as a preventative? Or just after disease is beginning?
I know I have had days of rain and there was a storm last night here and it hit with a vegenance and I also use fungicide on my roses due to black spot . black spot rears its ugly head everytime it rains . I swear I don't know how farmers did it back in the 1800s cause my family would have starved to death LOL .
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I know I have had days of rain and there was a storm last night here and it hit with a vegenance and I also use fungicide on my roses due to black spot . black spot rears its ugly head everytime it rains . I swear I don't know how farmers did it back in the 1800s cause my family would have starved to death LOL .
You're right...

one of my tomatoes is disease resistant, all leaves green...patio tomato is having a hard time...so sprayed it good with fungicide, took off diseased leaves...we'll see what happens. It's supposed to rain again. we just had weeks of torrential rain recently...
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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I know I have had days of rain and there was a storm last night here and it hit with a vegenance and I also use fungicide on my roses due to black spot . black spot rears its ugly head everytime it rains . I swear I don't know how farmers did it back in the 1800s cause my family would have starved to death LOL .
I agree!! LOL
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Old 06-07-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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We just drove past what was a beautiful field of Delmonte commercial tomatoes and today it was only brown stems bearing loads of wasted red tomatoes. I suspect they were lost to day after day of monsoon conditions. No amount of plant breeding and fungicides can withstand what central FL received from the recent gulf storm. As for home gardens I ha e not seen any locally this year. I’ve got not the first seed in this year. This week a friend finally got our garden patch in TN mowed off from the same storm. The summer grasses and other weeds were nearly waist high on me. That’s getting some organic matter put in the soil the hard way.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:01 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I have been being a bad girl and picking the green tomatoes and they are huge by the way and putting them in a brown paper sack and letting them ripen on the shelf . I am scared if I don't do this I wont have a single fresh off the vine tomatoe if you know what I mean . I had one on the vine that had b.e.r. and I threw that one away too small and it was awful . Yep cindy that is sad all that beautiful fruit gone to waist which means tomatoes will be high this year after the season goes away you can bet that .
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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I have been being a bad girl and picking the green tomatoes and they are huge by the way and putting them in a brown paper sack and letting them ripen on the shelf . I am scared if I don't do this I wont have a single fresh off the vine tomatoe if you know what I mean . I had one on the vine that had b.e.r. and I threw that one away too small and it was awful . Yep cindy that is sad all that beautiful fruit gone to waist which means tomatoes will be high this year after the season goes away you can bet that .
I still have blooms only but fear I'll have BER have some white spots on the curled up leaves now. We have been getting down pours of rain I have the 5 gallon bucket tomato under shelter trying to save it hopefully.

My buttercrunch lettuce is growing like wildfire! My neighbors are shutting their blinds and not answering the doors.... like I have zuke to give them or something.
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:21 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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im really delighted this morning because I went outside and found out that a candystripe zinnia had bloomed and they are really pretty . first time planting and growing these and im very happy with what I see . Omg I picked a 2.5 lb tomatoe off the german pink yesterday . and I just have never seen that big of a tomatoe in my gardens in a long time .
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