Help needed please
Fruitcake Posts: 810
in Fruit & veg
august bank holiday week I put my Christmas potatoes in. They've come up just as they should have done but on closer inspection today, some of the leaves have brown marks on them and the lower leaves have turged yellow and/or fallen off
is this the dreaded blight?
I'm trying to upload a pic but keep getting "service 503 unavailable"
Please and thank you
I think the error message you're getting may be because the picture is too big, or because the site is too busy.
Are you clicking on the green tree icon to upload?
I don't know why I put an exclamation mark instead of a question mark, that is one of my pet hates
DfA, yes I'm clicking on the green tree
1Rb1 I'm on my iPad but everything is up to date. I just tried from my phone but there isn't a bar at all!
There are days when I hate Google. There's so much conflicting information
ive removed the yellow and worst affected leaves and disposed of them just to be on the safe side. It seems mainly to be one row that is affected so I'll keep an eye on it, and in the meantime fire up my laptop and see if I can post a pic from there
just a thought: I've just google imaged "potato blight" and there are lots of photos there, do your spuds look like any of them?
They look very much like some of the close ups on this page
Thanks RB. I can't get up there now til after work tomorrow. Hopefully it'll have stopped raining by then!
Thank you buddyboy- kinda like the first one but not so severe
No, there are no pots in the ground, and there wasnt anything in that bed for a long time. I don't even think it was a bed before I got there!
Hopefully a pic...
I've painstakingly removed every leaf that had black marks on it. Took a while! I'll keep an eye on it and see what happens. I've got some Bordeaux mixture on order so will apply it when it arrives. Hopefully I've managed to save my crop, but I guess only time will tell