Henryj
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Location: Kentucky

Fusarium wilt

Hi Henryj Here I need some help I think I have Fusarium Wilt Or
Verticillum Wilt on my tomatoes and potato what can I do this late in
the growing season? I have been told I will have to fumigate all my gardens Has anyone got an answard Thank You Henryj

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wilt

Fusarium and verticellium wilt are nasty conditions. Depends on how far gone the plants are. If they are looking bad, you may need to just dispose of the plants (NOT in the compost pile!) before it spreads to more of your garden.

If they are only a little affected you can try either a baking soda in water solution:


1 tablespoon of baking soda
½ teaspoon of liquid soap
1 gallon of water

Be sure the soap is soap, not detergent, which can harm your plants.

or a solution of milk and water (any where from 1:10 to 50:50)

Has to be one or the other, they would tend to cancel each other out. But you could try one and then a week or so later (or after the next rain) try the other...

Henryj
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Fusarium Wilt

Hey thanks for the information Some of the plants are to far gone I have started to remove them I will try the Baking soda trick will let you know how things turn out Thanks again Henryj

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