Tomato Anthracnose & flea beetles
I garden northeast of Atlanta, GA. One of my tomato gardens was ruined by flea beetles last year and the ensuing anthracnose epidemic. I don't want it to happen again this year. I've read that the flea beetles can lead to anthracnose---true?
I plan to put floating row cover over the young plants I put out. But how long do I need to keep it in place? and how do I "install" it? Apparently it needs to be supported by hoops---any creative way to make the hoops so I don't have to buy them? I only grow about a dozen plants so maybe I can just wrap the cages with the material?
I mulch with newspaper to keep soil-borne spores from splashing on the plants.
I also need to do a better job of rotating where I plant tomatoes. Any other recommendations?