tomato blight

Asked September 25, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT

After removing plants I soaked the posts & clips in 10 to 1 bleach. Can I pour the bleach over the soil where the tomatoes were growing when the soaking is done?

Clinton County Michigan

1 Response

Hi! Thanks for asking, please do not put the bleach solution in the soil of your garden (or in any soil). It sounds like you are doing a fantastic job of cleaning up the blight but putting bleach in the soil would kill good organisms too. You want healthy soil and bleach would not accomplish that! Remove ALL your tomato debris and add some compost. If possible, rotate your crops. Good luck!