Posted on 28 August 2007 by tomatocasual.com

Fungus Disease: Protecting Your Garden in Late Summer

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By Michelle Fabio

Fungus Disease: Protecting Your Garden in Late Summer

Photo Credit: Tomato plants by rachelandrew used under CC BY-NC 2.0

It’s the end of August, and you may feel like your tomato growing season is pretty much over.

But that doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of your plants!

Now is precisely the time that fungus diseases can creep up on you and your plants and inhibit the ripening of those remaining fruits.

This is because valuable nutrients necessary to give you red, juicy tomatoes will be used instead to fight infection.

Remember, too, that any infected leaves that fall off of the plant will fall right in the place you’ll be looking to plant something next year. Unfortunately for you, the disease on those leaves will form spores and could grow into next year’s infection.

So even though it seems like you’ve done all you can to make your tomatoes the best they can be, now’s not the time to forget about them.

Some extra care now can mean an even bigger harvest–and also lay a great foundation for next year’s crop.

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2 Responses to “Fungus Disease: Protecting Your Garden in Late Summer”

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