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RE: Wilt

Huh.. tomatoes have tubers to be stored?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Kitty
> Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 9:26 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Wilt
> Chris,
> First, be sure not to cut or break the tubers before storing, this can
> lead
> to rot.  If you must cut to fit in storage, let the cuts cure for 3
> then store.  I have stored them successfully in slightly dampened
> vermiculite (so they don't dry out) in a box in the garage.  I prefer
> remove soil that can cause rot or hide insects.  Store between 40 and
> degrees.  Check once a month or so and remove any rotten ones or
> a
> bit of water on the vermiculite if dry, but you don't want it wet.
> A Fine Gardening article says they should be stored with the soil on
> flats.  And a Garden Gate article suggest storage in peat moss in a
> plastic
> bag.  In any case you don't want them to dry out.
> Kitty
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, September 12, 2004 6:28 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Wilt
> > Since last week was my first week back at school, I've been buried
> > paperwork and have been trying to keep my head above water in
regards to
> > e-mail!  No time to comment on anything, but I've enjoyed
> >
> > I need advise about planting other plants where I've grown tomatoes
> had
> > some sort of wilt, possibly bacterial. I had been using a small
> vegetable
> > plot, moving the tomato plants around from year to year.  The last
> years
> > I've had crop failure. I plan to grow my tomatoes in a different
> next
> > year, but I 'm not sure what I can grow in the old plot. I was
> of
> > putting some of my daylilies there.
> >
> > Does anyone have experience with the above?
> >
> > Chris
> > Long Island, NY
> > Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)

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