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[Tomato Dirt #153] Fight Blight! 3 Kinds of Tomato Blight Explained
July 14, 2018

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 8, Number 18

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A few times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

Spray Your Way to a Healthier Garden

Pump sprayers, backpack sprayers, nozzle sprayers with triggers … they come in all sizes. A garden sprayer is a must-have garden tool for feeding and treating your tomatoes, veggies, and flowers. Browse different types to choose a garden sprayer that works for you. Take a look!

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FEATURE: Fight Blight! 3 Kinds of Tomato Blight Explained

At least three common tomato problems are referred to under the broad umbrella of “tomato blight”: early blight, late blight, and Septoria leaf spot.

Each is caused by a different fungus. You can tell them apart by what they look like, what parts of the tomato they affect, and when their symptoms appear. (Compare them in detail here .)

Here’s a piece of good news: all three can be treated and controlled similarly with biofungicides or fungicides and by practicing good preventative care …

Read more about how to identify and treat 3 kinds of tomato blight and check out other tomato diseases on our Pinterest board.

Peak Picking Deals

For some Tomato Dirt-ers it’s peak gardening season. And readers in the southern hemisphere are getting geared up to plant and grow.

Our good friends at Gardener’s Supply are clearing out their shelves and we get to benefit. Check out the deals: up to 50% off on garden tools … 44% off on raised beds … even 27% off fertilizer – some items are even 80% off.

Take a sec to hop over to the site and browse Gardener's Supply Peak Picking Sale - save up to 80%. Have fun!

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Tomato Growing Tip: Designate One Sprayer for Fungicide

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Battle Tomato Blight

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Bonide Rot-Stop and more BER preventative sprays Garden sprayers for all kinds of gardens and budgets Serenade and more fungicides

More Tips to Fight Tomato Blight

How to Identify and Treat Early Blight How to Identify and Treat Late Blight How to Identify and treat Septoria Leaf Spot How to Choose and Apply a Fungicide to Tomato Plants

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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