New Member Plight
I decided that I would plant most of my tomatoes in containers this year. All was well until my Nepal Heirloom was attacked by slimy little aphids brought in by ants. I sprayed with soap, which killed the little buggers, however I didn't hose the soap off. I was afraid to get the foliage wet. We've been having the usual "June Gloom" here in coastal So. California. But the leaves started to curl and turn brown and spotty. The ripest fruit developed rotting on th blossom end. Anyway, I have since hosed off the plant and removed the brown folliage. Here are some pics before I did this.
My question is: Did the aphids cause this or do I have a systemic/viral issue? Should I trash the plant or try to save it. None of my other plants (all heirlooms) have had this problem.