Super Sweet 100 from Fairview Garden Center, June 24, 2012. This is how my plant looked before I removed all the leaf branches and the plant itself, cutting it all the way to the bottom. Black fungus and late blight be darned.
HOME GROWN in HOLLY SPRINGS
Fruits and veggies picked at their peak are much more luscious than those traveling thousands of miles to your local grocer. Grow a family-sized crop from seed or visit your garden center for plants ready to be potted or dug-in.
Unfortunately, I had to remove the tomato and basil plants from my garden. First, the tomato plants were infected with a black fungus then what I believe was late blight. I tried to keep them healthy, but to no avail. In an effort to prevent infection on my basil, I cut the tomato plants all the way to the bottom. It was too late, the basil plants had to be removed as well to hopefully save my thyme and bell pepper.
The bell pepper is looking good so far; there are many veggies growing. Three of the four thyme plants are doing great; I've harvested them and dried the leaves three times already. One of the plants didn't look too well. I'll keep an eye on them, be what it may. I'll do better next year.
Of course, only after the planting and one month of research did I read that tomatoes planted in chemical fertilizers (I guess Miracle Grow included) were more susceptible to late blight and the black fungus. Live, learn, and move on.