Hi, Was hoping to get some advice from seasoned gardeners. My husband and i are on our first year garden, and i will admit i have spent more hours than i should on you tube learning gardening techniques. However, i have reached problem with my tomatoes that i need some specific advice.
WE are in TN and it is hot and humid. Everyone i asked here on advice on where to plant (im from montana, much different climate) said you should always plant full sun. So thats what we did. I don't know if the problem we are having is from too much heat and sun, and no afternoon shade... that could be one factor.
The other thing we did was sucker down to one main stem on the heirlooms.... that could be another factor - maybe too much vegetation loss for the heat?
Then I - in my infinite wisdom- thought that throwing grass clippings on to the vines from the riding lawn mower might provide some insulation mulch for the heat). I didn think that peopel that do this probably place it under the vines not "throw" it. So i think i might have given our vines early blight.
Please let me know what you think the problems are and if there is anything i can do about it. My poor husband has gotten really into the garden and spends hours out there. The tomatoes are what he was most excited about- So i really want to save these tomatoes for him.