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Re: Northeast Tomato Plants Struck by Blight and More

The picture of the late blight that afflicted New England tomato plants presumably because of heavy rains looks exactly like what happened to my tomatoes here in New Mexico, The conditions could not be more different. Here, we have suffered record drought, exacerbated by my somewhat erratic watering schedule. The plants began to curl and turn brown soon after planting, whereupon my watering became more diligent. However, unresponsive to better watering, one plant gradually lost all its leaves and died,after producing some perfectly healthy tomatoes. A precious heirloom plant did slightly better; not all of its branches were affected; its tomatoes were few but healthy.

This is the only garden plot I have; is there some way I could purge the soil of its infected condition so I might use it for tomatoes next year?