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11 June 2010 @ 08:51 pm
 

How did you find this comm? I did a search and found that this community seemed to be what I was looking for.

Age: 26

Country: United States

Sex/gender: Female

Favourite flower: African violets

Favourite fruit: Clementine

Favourite tree: Bay

Favourite season: Autumn

Best thing about gardening?: Watching something come to life because of your care and effort.

If you had AUS$50/US$25 to spend on plants, what would you buy?: More herbs.

What do you hope to find here?: Advice, information, and a chance to see how others handle their gardens.

Hello! I'm very new to gardening, and I thought it might be a good idea to join up with some other gardeners to share information and possibly learn some new tricks. I decided to start small, so I planted a few beans and onions from seeds, and purchased two tomato plants. The beans and onions are doing well so far, but my tomatoes seem to be struggling with some sort of fungus. I believe it's something apparently called gray leaf spot, but I'm not sure. It's too dark to take a picture of the leaves today, but they do look very much like the examples I've found online.

(Just in case it comes up, the pencils in the onion pic were broken or otherwise useless, and I decided to "recycle" them as seed markers rather than just throwing them out.)

So far I've been able to keep aphids and other pests under control with a mixture of just barely soapy water and hands-on checking and disposal. I was hoping to keep the garden chemical free, but with the appearance of this fungus I'm worried I'll have to use some to save the tomatoes. Does anyone else have experience with this particular problem?
 
 
 
xrunamokbabyxxrunamokbabyx on June 12th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Hey! Head on over to the community Gardening, ( I don't know the lj cut to link it directly) They are incredibly active as a community.
I've had this community on my friends list forever and yours is the first entry I've seen in FOREEEEVVVVVVEERRR