Please help a newbie!
I live in NH and I planted two varieties of tomatoes on June 3 for the very first time. The cherry ones seem to be doing just fine still, but some Early Girl variety plantsÃ¯Â¿Â½ lower leaves are turning yellow with occasional small brown spots. I water both varieties twice a day as the ground is extremely dry. At first I was watering over the whole plant, but since yesterday am I watered at the roots only. They were purchased as plantings from a local nursery. Did I do something wrong, or, I am really worried, this might be the dreaded blight - see the photo?
Should I go and get some new plants from another nursery thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s known for quality tomato plants and replant them after getting these out of the soil (itÃ¯Â¿Â½s still not too late to plant them here)? I really donÃ¯Â¿Â½t mind doing that. Or if it is in fact blight, is it too late to pull the infected plants out of the soil? Ã¯Â¿Â½ Someone told me that if itÃ¯Â¿Â½s blight, the soil is already infected and the new plants would get it too, is it true?
Should I water only in the am (to prevent blight) or in the evenings as well? Thanks in advance!