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Hi our tomatoes turned from a vibrant Bush full of fruits to a withered brown stems overnight  :'( a tomato in a pot near by has also suffered the same fate but the tomatoes in pots at the back of the house seem fine. Does anyone have any suggestions on what may have caused this?


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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,391
    Did something pee on them?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,527
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Thanks Does it affect any other crops or does it mean the soil is now contaminated and needs to come up as well
  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy North London Posts: 5,325
    It affects potatoes.  So long as you remove any plant material &destroy it (burn or dispose in rubbish bin) it should not persist in the soil.
    AB Still learning

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    That's a shame. So many people this year have had tomato blight. Definitely dispose of properly as @Allotment Boy says - don't mix any of it with your own compost if you have a bin. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,527
    edited August 2021
    The spores spread on the breeze so keep the affected plants well away from the unaffected ones and clean any tools etc thoroughly. 🤞 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,088
    I had thought that tomatoes with blight should not be composted, but I recall a post by @lyn not long ago saying they can.
    Some Googling confirms this - 
    https://gardening.which.co.uk/hc/en-gb/articles/214058505-Tomato-blight#:~:text=Q%20Can%20I%20compost%20plants,A%20Yes%2C%20you%20can.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,166
    Anything that infected should either be burnt or sent in a council bin. I would not contemplate home composting . The soil it is grown in should not be used for tomatoes or potatoes for five years.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,527
    As yours were yesterday, so are mine today ... the best crop ever ... I've salvaged a few trusses that were beginning to ripen ... everything else has already been pulled up and is in the council bin ...  :'(
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,607
    Nightmare :( 

    My small crop is still very green so I'll be learning how to make chutney if it strikes here.
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