Do my tomato plants have late blight? And if so, is there anything I can do other than destroy them?
Some of the unripe tomatoes on my plants have brownish lesions and spots of what looks like rot on them. After a bit of googling, it seems like it might be a symptom of late blight. A few of the leaves look like they have signs of blight as well. I haven't noticed any significant spots on the stems though. Here are some pictures
I took of the fruit and leaves. Does this look like late blight?
If it is late blight, is there anything I can do about it? Most of the information I've found says to pull up the plant, put it in a plastic bag and send it to the landfill asap. But a few sites I've read (this
, for example) seem to indicate that if it's not widespread on the plant, I can apply a fungicide and trim out the affected sections. I have another plant growing next to it. Will I need to destroy that one too even if it doesn't show any symptoms?
More details... this is in San Francisco (Noe Valley to be exact) and it's been very, very foggy and cool all summer. The plant with the problem is a "Bush Early Girl" and the one next to it is a "San Francisco Fog." I'm growing them in an Earthbox
on my patio. Also, I'm kind of new to the whole gardening thing so there's a lot I have to learn.