Potatoes

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Beejay

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Potatoes
« 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?
The answer lies in what you put into the ground!

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Yorkie

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Re: Potatoes
« Reply #1 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.
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: Potatoes
« Reply #2 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...

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Re: Potatoes
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Potatoes
« Reply #4 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:



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