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How To Prevent Tomato Diseases

Plant Your Tomato

Tomatoes are one of the most common and favorite plants you can find in a vegetable garden. Along with other vegetables and spices, the tomato is found in many delectable meals and recipes, in households all over the world. People who have some spaces for gardening and growing plants would include tomatoes as one of their favorite vegetable to have in their gardens.

When planning a garden, remember to grow tomatoes a gardener needs to have the right soil temperature to get the optimum growth. The temperature ideal for growing them should not go beyond 55 degrees Fahrenheit and should not be above 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

As simple as it may seem, growing tomatoes can be tricky and frustrating. Like some other vegetables and fruits that you try to grow in you gardens, there are things like pest, abnormalities, and tomato diseases that you need to address.

How to Prepare Planting Tomatoes

Planting tomatoes needs some preparation. It is necessary to have some guide in planting these delicious fruits to make sure that you will get the best-tasting tomatoes that you can enjoy. The following is some pointers in preparing to plant tomatoes.

1. You must prepare a square foot deep hole in the ground and add fresh compost.

2. Get a black round plastic pot that can accommodate two gallons.

3. The bottom part of the plastic pot should be cut and then placed in the hole. Fill this with compost too.

4. You must raise the plastic pot up so that it can be watered. Make sure it can accommodate ¾ gallon water in it.

5. Now you can plant the first pair of leaves since the roots will just develop from there down.

Keep Your Tomatoes Healthy

Make sure you take care of your tomatoes as they grow. The plants will die if they are not taken care of properly. Make sure you maintain the soil and keep them healthy. Don’t forget to turn the soil after you have pulled the old plant. Once you are ready to plan some new plants, just turn them again. Turning the soil helps protect against diseases by disturbing insects that may damage the plants.

Watering is crucial for all plants to allow them to grow properly. Remember not to skip a day watering the tomato plants. Watering your plants not only ensure that plants would get their daily dose of water but it also keeps those pests and insects away. Tomato diseases are also warded off when you do water the plants regularly

Prevent the Spread of Diseases

Preventing any chance of tomato diseases to spread among your tomatoes, you need to ensure that you take necessary measures. The soil has to be well maintained and the plants need to get their needed water. Don’t neglect your plant’s need for water. If there are some tomato plants already being infected by a disease, make sure to separate them from the rest of your still-healthy batch of tomatoes.


Preventing tomato diseases in your tomatoes require attention so you can monitor and make necessary actions.

By Emelie Go, published at 02/22/2012
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