Hello guys, please can you look at my tomatoes and see if you have any idea why they are dying. Should I quickly take off the healthy ones now so they all don't die?
Afraid that looks like a blight-type condition - lots of them about this year - the conditions have been perfect for it. The appearance of black blotches on the stems is a real indcator.
The fruits look as if they're changing colour so I'd remove them all - keeping them on the trusses if you can - discard any blight affected fruits - and place the sound ones indoors in the warm. Most of them will ripen. It's what I've had to do with mine.
Take up the plants and bag and bin them.
okay thanks so you don't think it's anything we did? Also what do you mean by truss?
Ventilation is one thing to think about - did they have a good breeze around them?
A truss is the little branch which has the tomatoes growing off it.
ok got it. Probably not enough ventilation, another lesson to learn for next year.
what about these parsnips, do you think the blight got them too? thanks for your help.
Tomato blight only affects members of the solanum family (tomatoes, potatoes etc).
It won't affect parsnips. But those parsnips should be planted in the ground. You won't get decent roots growing them in shallow containers. They need a minimum 18" depth of soil.
Thanks for that really appreciate the advice.
so disappointed this year. My apple tree yielded 17 good and healthy-looking apples last year. This year there have been about 50 apples, and only about 6 edible. Either the birds have had them or theres marks on them The leaves are very poor and rusty looking.I rent the property, so am unable to chop it down. Any suggestions?