Common household remedies request
I'm wondering whether to plant my tomatoes in the same patch, or plant them somewhere else.
The current patch gets morning and afternoon sun, and alternatives get sun 'til mid-day.
On the other hand, the current patch, last year, had terrible TMV problems, and only by the grace-a-gawd -- and resolutely taking preventive measures -- did I not lose the whole crop. (In fact, I was one of the very few gardeners in town to actually have a crop; a tremendous victory in the face of twenty-two straight days of rain in June!) However, TMV virus lives in the ground, year-to-year.
On the third hand, the TMV probably comes from the leaves of the evil Norway maple, so it's in the ground everywhere. And TMV, as I understand it, works its way up the plant from the roots.
So, I can leave the crop where the light is best, and make sure I don't splash infected earth up on the leaves when I water, make sure the soil is great so the plants are strong, and copper and spray with milk when needed, or I can move the crop to a place where the light is worse, gambling on less infected soil.