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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Prime Weather For Garden Diseases: Early Blight, Blight, Leaf Spot

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In Maryland, we battle Leaf Spot and Early Blight. This is what 9 days of good weather for tomato disease looks like (below). First you need rain to help the spores splash onto the leaves CHECK. You need continuous moisture in the form of rain or humidity to help the spores establish and spread upwards on the tomatoes  DOUBLE CHECK. You need warm temperatures with a day an night temperature averaging in the mid 80's CHECK.

I have been spraying my tomatoes with wettable sulfur (switched from baking soda). I have sprayed them with a standard does (weekly for July) and will spray the bottom leaves every other day with a milder dose. I have had very little disease thus far. However, July is when EB arrives to our Zone 7 gardens. Good Luck! If you don't spray preventatively... now is the time.

Today Jul 9

PM T-Storms
90°F 75°F
PM T-Storms Chance of rain: 50%

Tue Jul 10

Scattered T-Storms
82°73°
Scattered T-Storms Chance of rain:50%

Wed Jul 11

T-Showers
82°72°
T-Showers Chance of rain:60%

Thu Jul 12

Scattered T-Storms
83°73°
Scattered T-Storms Chance of rain:40%

Fri Jul 13

Scattered T-Storms
85°74°
Scattered T-Storms Chance of rain:40%

Sat Jul 14

Scattered T-Storms
87°74°
Scattered T-Storms Chance of rain:30%

Sun Jul 15

Scattered T-Storms
90°75°
Scattered T-Storms Chance of rain:40%

Mon Jul 16

Scattered T-Storms
90°75°
Scattered T-Storms Chance of rain:60%

Tue Jul 17

Scattered T-Storms
90°75°
Scattered T-Storms Chance of rain:60%

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