Just a few weeks ago, my tomato plants were beautiful. They were large, healthy, green plants loaded with fruit. I dreamed of many jars of tomatoes lined on my shelves this winter.
Now the leaves are mostly dead. Only the leaves on the tips of the stalk are green. But they have spots and look sickly.
My dreams of prolific tomatoes dashed, I am just hoping that the tomatoes on the stalk will ripen so I can have enough for a little sauce.
Is this blight? We have had rather wet weather the last weeks. Could that have contributed to the problem? I know it is too late to save the plants this year, but do you know what I should do to avoid the problem next year.
I have heard that Epsom salts help prevent blight. Is that an old wives' tale or truth?