Tomatoes are subjected to many diseases and pests. There are strategies you can employee to reduce the risk of disease. While I can't guarantee you won't get a disease in your garden, these three steps will make it more difficult for soil born diseases to establish themselves. The main disease in my area is Early Blight. Follow these three steps for a better year of gardening.
Three Tips to Preventing Tomato Diseases:
Mulching, Pruning, and Watering
Mulching: A Disease Barrier
Pruning: A Disease Gap
Creating a gap between the soil and first set of leaves on your plants, makes it harder for the spores to get a foothold on your tomatoes.
In this picture you see the Delicious tomato variety. It has not been pruned and you can see how low the leaves are to the ground. A disease ladder waiting to happen.
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