I got my tomatoes and peppers yesterday. Four of the tomatoes have southern blight (a death sentence for them) and one of them was broken at the base of the stalk during shipment. I emailed their customer service with pics, I want them to replace the tomatoes- there is one tomato unaffected, and so far the peppers are healthy too, but they all have to stay unplanted until I am sure they won't infect the rest of my garden. It was an heirloom tomato collection, I was looking forward to having it :/
Update 4/30: having replacements sent :) They are going to have a horticulturist give me a call- they weren't aware of any blight, but that is the only thing I can think of when it looks like this:
Update 5/13: Well I got the replacement plants, same issue. i sent pics to our local extension office for University of Missouri, and have been communicating with a horticultural guy in between taking care of sickie. Based on the pics and my description he thinks it is actually timber rot or a foreign substance in the growing medium- I think it is more likely timber rot as these are the only plants that I am having problems with. I sent their customer service an email informing them of the issue and telling them I want a refund- two shipments, same problem, I don't want to chance a third and miss my planting season- I will just have to go to a local store and hope they have similar varieties that are in good health, probably tomorrow.