Root Knot Nematodes (tomato comparison pics)
These are pics of two of my tomato plants in root knot nematode infected beds. Juan Flamee and Siberian Pink. If you can't tell, they are dead. ;) Brown stems, complete folliage loss. This is despite huge efforts to reduce the population (I solarized the soil, planted a fall cover crop of Elbon Rye and tilled it under, applied an Actinovate soil drench, added organic matter including compost, bunny poop, and crushed crab shells).
By comparison, here are pics of a few of my container tomatoes. They are all thriving and the difference is staggering. For the next few years I will only grow tomatoes in containers, and my raised beds will be used to grow things that don't serve as hosts for RNK.
So now, I am looking for a garden plan for edibles that are heat and drought tolerant, AND RKN resistant. Does anything like this exist?