Potato blight

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Anton 2

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Potato blight
« on: July 24, 2021, 16:34 »
Help please. I presume my semi earlies have got blight (see photos) They would have been out of the ground last month if the weather had been normal, not so cold.
I have cut off the foliage, and I imagine I have to wait two  weeks before lifting the potatoes (any earlier than that?).
I read that even if some of the potatoes are infected they will not infect the ones that have escaped the dreaded lurgy. Any experience with that anyone?
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Re: Potato blight
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2021, 21:29 »
Hi Anton

I've usually heard that 2 weeks is the right period to leave it after removing the foliage, so I'd stick to that.

I'm not sure about the contamination query in your final para, sorry.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Potato blight
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2021, 23:21 »
Thanks a lot for replying, Yorkie.
I want't to plant some Chinese cabbage (I have in pots) as soon as I can lift the potatoes.



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