What is this and how do I fix it?
None of my vegtables are ripening. What could be causing this?
I am pretty sure what you have is early blight a fungus. Pesticides like Sevin will have no effect. For a chemical fungicide use Daconil. There is no reliable cure, either chemical or organic. But what you can do is delay the disease until your crop is in. This is the organic fix. First of all snip off all of the affected limbs, suckers and any limbs close to the ground. Immediately spray the cut portions with hydrogen peroxide. Then spray the entire plant with 3 tablespoons of baking soda in a gallon of water or spray the entire plant with a mixture of 3 parts whole milk to 10 parts water. Early blight has nothing to do with the ripening of fruit. The variety, amount of sunshine, temperature and time determine ripening. Do not do any overhead watering, only water at the base of the plant. Keep the leaves as dry as possible. When the first signs of yellowing start again do the same thing. Remove and burn all pruned limbs. By doing this you should have enough time for your plants to produce and ripen
No.Thank you. I trimmed all the stalks today. I will need to spray the plants tomorrow.
I water by trench is this ok?