Allotment Gardening Advice Help Chat

Growing => Grow Your Own => Topic started by: Beejay on February 09, 2009, 10:47

Title: Potatoes
Post by: Beejay on February 09, 2009, 10:47
For the last 2 years I have had potato blight on my plot >:(
Has anybody on this site tried putting fleece or something like over their potatoes.
Did it work?
Title: Re: Potatoes
Post by: Yorkie on February 09, 2009, 18:00
Haven't tried it but I'd be very surprised if it had any effect.  Blight comes on spores - microscopic particles in the air or soil.  These will easily pass through fleece or mesh.
Title: Re: Potatoes
Post by: Small Potatoes on February 09, 2009, 18:53
I think there's something you can apply to the foliage to prevent it, but not sure if it works or if it's even still available...
Title: Re: Potatoes
Post by: FCG on February 09, 2009, 19:34
I think there is a spray you can get for the stems. How about alternatives like growing a blight resistant variety or just growing earlies and not leaving it so late to harvest for the blight to hit.
Title: Re: Potatoes
Post by: Beejay on February 10, 2009, 09:10
Thanks for the replies! Another idea up the spout :dry:
Dithane is the spray that you are thinking about :tongue2: