Powdery mildew on tomatoes


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Powdery mildew on tomatoes

Midlife | Aug 2, 2010 01:14 PM

Not a happy camper this tomato season. We planted three different types of tomatoes in pots, build a wire cage around them to avoid the 'critters' than have enjoyed the crop in previous years, fed them, watered them, DO have several fruit on each plant, BUT........... powdery mildew is running wild, starting at the bottom of the plant that get the most shade. We sprayed with a fungicide (under duress), but the mildew is still moving from the first and second plants affected to the third. The only new flowering is at the very top of the plants where the mildew hasn't reached.

It's been cooler than normal here this summer (Southern California near the beach) and the spot where the plants are gets only 4-6 hours of sun on a sunny day (which have been few and far between). Is there anything else I can do?

Next question..... what varieties can I plan this late in the season here, assuming these will not fruit again due to the mildew?

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