Potato blight already?
Hi, just joined the site to gather some advice. I first tried growing potatoes last summer with second cropping Charlottes but they died off through blight in late sept/early oct. So I tried again this year with mainly first earlies and thought I'd be safe till late summer, I dug up a bag of swift two weeks ago which were lovely but I've noticed today that some of the others (arran pilot, int kidney, epicure) appear to have the first signs of blight in leaves yellowing and drooping and the stems having a purplish shade. Now it's been very wet and humid the past week or two (greater glasgow) and I've read this is perfect conditions for it to spread.
I've picked off the affected leaves and stems and chucked them in the bin. Is this the best option, just to keep on top of any signs or should I just go for the nuclear approach and dig everything up?
Any advice gratefully received, Picked a few arran pilots yesterday which were nice, just a bit hacked off because I was looking forward to picking the rest over the next month or two. Incidentally most of the plants have been in bags for the best part of three months so should be nearly ready, the youngest though have only been in for two months.