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  • Has anyone had potato blight this year? my potatoes were growing very well but now they have black patches on the leaves and stems. It looks horribly like potato blight but it hasn't been that wet or humid in Hampshire this year. Please help!
  • I have blight on my potatoes. Unfortunately before I knew it I had put some of the halms in the compost bin. Do I need to throw away the whole of the compost that is in there or will the blight be killed by the heating up of the compost?
  • Two quick questions: I had a problem with all my Toms in Green house (leaves going yellow then black). I took leaves off each day and put them in compost. Will I be able to use this compost? I have been spraying my plants with Mancozeb will this work?

    On the spud front, we had a really windy spell and my plant went a bit flat, they had loads of flower on them which have all gone, the plants are up agian, but I'm not sure when they will be ready can anybody tell me when (I dung a couple up and they had some spuds on).

  • The haulms of our Swift potatoes have been stripped as if by caterpillars though none have been spotted on the plants. The other four varieties grown in the same plot are unaffected. This is the first time this problem has occurred in many years of potato growing. Any explanation?
  • I have just lifted some of my Anya potatoes and they are all purple in the middle! Is this a sign of potato blight.
  • I just went out to check my outdoor tomatoes after last night's storms, only to find that telltale brown staining and rotten fruit. Those nasty blight spores are clearly out and about here in Rickmansworth! However, my question is: can I use the same pots next year, and should I throw away the soil currently in them? Also, is there anything specific I should use to clean the tools I've used with the infected tomatoes?
  • Hi, Have grown some King Edwards in bags. They have been doing well, vegetation dying back now so decided to empty a couple of bags & see how they have done. Plenty of tatties of usable size in the bags, but most of them have red/pink patches which when cut open goes right through the potato.
    They were grown in multi purpose compost. What is the cause of this? Are the tatties still edible?
  • That's normal, the potatoes are supposed to have pink colouring to them. Enjoy!
  • I have had tomato blight the last two years. managed to save a lot of the fruit before infection, Does anyone know if this can be harmful if a slightly infected fruit is eaten
  • what crop can i grow after i've lifted my potatoes in the same season
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