Blight early & late

Asked April 12, 2016, 12:56 PM EDT

How do I Prep/treat my soil prior to seedling transplant against blight? Season long treatment for plants against .blight? I grow tomatoes and melons in my small patch.

Allegany County Maryland

1 Response

Two of the serious diseases effecting tomato are early and late blights. The late blight is the more serious, especially in the cooler areas of the state.Early blight is very common and almost unavoidable. The fungus overwinters in the soil. Removing last years debris and soil cultivation will help lessen the number of overwintering spores of the fungus.The attached link will explain this further as well ass other preventative practices.