On Dec 4, 2012, at 6:02 PM, Valerie . . . wrote to Atina Diffley:
Firstly I LOVE your book!
My husband and a group of his friends get together about once a month and smoke cigars. Last summer one evening it was at our house and they smoked on the back deck which is level with and about 8′ away from my vegetable garden. I did not put it together with the smoking but my tomatoes were a total flop last year. Some people said it was blight. This year when the smoker was at our house it rained so they moved it to my front porch nowhere near my vegetable garden. I had a nice crop this year . . . actually still have kale growing. Before I become the wicked witch and ban the guys from smoking here do you think it was the tobacco mosaic you speak about on page 310 that messed up my crop last year. It seemed like no matter what I did they just seemed dehydrated. My husband suggested I contact you before I ban the smoker.
On Dec 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm Atina Diffley responded: [Read more…] about Dear Valerie: Cigars and Tobacco Mosaic Virus