verticilium wilt in soil where I want to establish raised vegetable beds

Asked October 7, 2015, 11:48 AM EDT

I would like to establish raised veggie gardens in an area of my lawn where there is verticilium wilt.in the soil. I would bring in new soil, bed height about 1 foot. Is this advisable and are there special precautions that need to be taken into consideration? Thank you!

Ramsey County Minnesota

1 Response

To protect your vegetables from verticillium growing the plants in containers will work best. Planting resistant varieties is important. For more advice on controlling verticillium see the information on the link.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/kill-verticillium-wilt-soil-82584.html
There are crop rotation strategies that work but take several seasons to have an affect.
http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r734100811.html