Last summer I decided to grow a tomato plant but I didn't know how to take care of it properly. After 2 months, it had caught early blight fungus. Since I am an amateur gardener, it took me a while to realized that it was fungus and in the mean time other plants were infected as all pots (i grow plants in pots) were adjacent to each other. Some plants such as parsley turned brown (nor early blight) whereas curry plant started to dry out.
I read that one of the main reasons of fungus is overwatering. But winter is around the corner and this time I want to avoid fungus (lesson learnt). What measures should I take to avoid fungus? I can think of the following:
- Separate pots from each other.
- Do not overwater plants. Should I cover the plants when it rains for a whole week or more?
- Seaweed to cover the soil?