The Plant Doctor
Fusarium and Verticillium Wilts of Tomato
Environmental Horticulture Farm Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension, Santa Cruz County
Gardeners sometime grow plants in new soil that has been deeply mounded over the infested areas or use potted plants in these areas. Beware if roots grow down or out the bottom of pots into the infested soil. These simple methods are best suited for shallow rooted and short-lived vegetable crops or ornamental annuals. A layer of plastic or other separation might be needed to keep roots in the mounded soil and out of infested soil below. Potted plants could be supported on old wooden crates over infested soil.