Tomato soil replacement

Asked March 24, 2015, 12:45 PM EDT

May be bit early to be thinking about preparing to grow tomatoes but have question.
Last several years our tomatoes have not done well. Leaves turn yellowish brown and die on plant from bottom up. Understand problem is due to fungus in soil and should not plant tomatoes in ground where previously grown. Am wondering if avoid the problem if remove soil from a hole approximately size of a bushel basket and replace with soil from location where tomatoes never grown.

Clinton County Michigan

1 Response

Good Evening and Thank you for using Ask an Expert. Your plan sounds like a lot of work, but if you do this make sure you dig deep enough to dig where the roots have been. You could just rotate your vegetables as you should do each year anyway. Good luck with your 2015 gardens.