[tomato] Plant in the same spot or not?

TWilli58@aol.com (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Wed, 17 Feb 1999 23:27:56 EST

I just joined this list last week.  I'd like your opinion(s) before planting
time gets here.  Do you rotate the location where you plant tomatoes from one
year to the next?

I've been growing tomatoes for about 10 years.  I have always heard that I
should rotate where the tomatoes are grown each year to help prevent soil
borne diseases.  Last year, on a different maillist, many people said that
rotating tomatoes isn't necessary.  If I remember correctly, two of their
reasons were 1) healthy plants could  handle typical soil borne diseases
fairly well, and 2) soil high in organic material would supress those

Last year (for the first time), I planted my tomatoes in the same spot as the
previous year's tomatoes.  I didn't have any major problems, nor did I have a
great year.  I'm debating whether to continue rotating or not.

Thanks for your opinions