Will I get tomatoes?
My tomatoes seem to have late blight. I have seen it before, but never so early. All the plants are affected, even the ones in pots on the deck (though not as badly). There are lots of tomatoes on the vines and some of them seem okay. Will I get any ripe tomatoes, or will they all be ruined?
Well I think you should get ripe tomatoes from the fruits that were close to ripening anyway. It's doutful the young fruit will ripen though. To keep this from happening again, be sure to remove all dead or dying foliage and fruit, don't plant in the same spot several years in a row and look for varieties that are blight resistant. Many modern hybrids are a lot more disease resistant than heirlooms. Also, I'm not sure where you bought your plants, but I understand a lot of plants shipped in to the big box stores this year were already infected with blight-infested soil. I guess this was a big problem on the east coast this year that was caused by the grower who supplies these chains. "
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