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Tomato roots showing signs of rot

Identifying Features[]

Poor drainage can lead to root disease. Below ground the roots become dark brown and corky, above ground the plants tend to wilt in hot weather.

Treatment[]

Roots cannot be cured once they have taken hold. Mulch around the stems with moist peat to promote the formation of new roots.

Prevention[]

Next year grow plants in bags, fresh compost or sterilised soil.

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