Why you shouldn’t compost tomato plants

  • Debra Smith
  • Monday, October 1, 2007 11:24am
  • Local News

I’m all for composting but one thing that shouldn’t go in your compost bin is the spent tomato plants. They can harbor diseases that stick around in the soil. One of the worst in the Northwest is late blight, a fungus-like pathogen that lives in the soil and will wipe out a seemingly healthy tomato plant over night. Read more about it here: http://www.tomatocasual.com/2007/09/28/should-you-compost-your-tomato-plants/

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