Recently, I’ve been pondering what I could have done to prevent the tomato blight that ripped through all my outdoor tomatoes this year.
Tomato blight is a funny old thing. It’s a disease that affects the foliage and fruit of the tomato plant and causes rot. Blight is most common during cool wet, weather and spreads quickly if the conditions are right.
And there’s the crux. In the first instance, there isn’t much you can do. You can’t influence the weather.
However, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from this year compared to others, it’s that some of this year’s methods certainly haven’t helped when it comes to controlling my blight problems.
So here’s 4 things I could have done to try and keep the blight away.
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Hopefully you’ll still be enjoying this year’s potatoes well into 2015!
Last week, I wondered what I’d come back to after my holiday…
Tomato blight. Hmmmph.
The dreaded blight has ripped right through all four of my outdoor tomato plants. I’m not alone falling foul of the disease, but I’m still really gutted.
There is one glimmer of hope though: the tomatoes in greenhouse are finally starting to ripen and as yet show no signs of blight. So, fingers crossed, I might get a crop (albeit late and smaller than normal).