Liza, my Dad's tomato plants had something similar, but whatever was killing his, stayed in the soil year to year. He was never able to grow tomato plants in the garden again. There must be a powder or spray or something, but he never used it. Start your plants from seed around January-February, then you can plant your own without someone elses' contaminated potting soil.[/quote]
I guess we'll see next year if the soil is contaminated. The internet sites says it won't be and you know if it's on the internet it has to be true.
I was thinking of moving my garden around back anyway. It's currently a small area I'm "stealing" from the front yard because of lack of sun and my kids' trampoline in the back yard. We had to take some trees down out back and my 14 year old hasn't touched the tramp in months so the timing on making the move may be right in the spring. I sure hated to lose this year's tomatoes though. Take care, Lisa