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Argh! My tomatoes have started to get blight!

I have pulled them all off, and will be chopping and freezing them so I can make green tomato chutney later (no time right now!).

The plants will be bagged up and taken to the tip.

What should I do with the soil? Can I add it to my garden (they were in buckets) as long as it's not in the potato bed, or should I junk that too?

Advice please!
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'lo there! 20something living in central NC, currently shacked up with the 'rents, who decided to build a raised bed at the far corner of the property. Having nothing to plant a third of the box with, it was decided to start a garden with tomatoes that taste like proper tomatoes should.

I've got a Red Brandywine, a Cherokee Purple, a Sungold and a Gold Medal growing alongside several lavender and a few sad-looking dills that just went in this afternoon.

This is what I found on the Gold Medal yesterday: )

That leaf stalk got the snip when I found it.

Today, two leaf branches on the same plant that had been fine yesterday turned up with spots when I examined the plant this morning. I clipped them both off and gave everything but the dill a thorough spray of Daconil, but I still haven't figured out what it is. I'm hoping it's not Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus. The leaves didn't wilt, and I haven't seen any thrips, but I know that's not the only way TSWV spreads, so I'm not ruling it out as a possibility. Augh.

If anyone here could help me out, that'd be great!

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