I have six tomato plants that are about 9-12" high. I am in colorado, and so did not transplant them into the ground until a couple of weeks ago. Recently, we had some intense rains that lasted three days, and now all the plants have early blight. In some plants, at least half of the branches show signs. I removed all the infected branches to slow the spread...in a couple of the badly affected plants, this leaves only 33% of the branches.
I was wondering if anyone had advice? I do have a few "backup" seedlings that aren't as mature that I could replace the really badly affected plants with. But they wouldn't produce much fruit until late in the season (perilously close to the frost date). Is it possible for heavily pruned plants to recover?
Thanks in advance!!