I probably should have done this ages ago, but I finally dug up my spuds. The fact the foliage had gone brown and crispy, and had almost completely dried to nothing in the summer sun was a fair indication they weren’t going to get any bigger. So I grabbed my fork and went hunting for potatoes.
However before the exciting search for buried treasure, I had to do a bit of searching of another kind. One that doesn’t fill me with delight or joy, just sadness at the potential waste. I’ve been fighting a hard battle for about a week now with blight in my tomatoes. It is such a devastating discovery, but I think I caught it early.
I’ve stripped away all the infected leaves, and removed blighted fruit, and sprayed with copper. So far I haven’t seen it in any stems, and each day when I do my rounds checking for and removing any new sources of infection I’m removing less and less material from the plants. It may seem like it is because there isn’t a lot left to my poor plants, but I think I may be winning the battle. It may be too early to say this but I’m optimistic. It is too early in the season to lose all my tomato plants so I won’t let it happen.
You can have a closer look here at what I’m dealing with and see the magnificent haul of spuds:
Come again soon – I hope I’ll have excellent news for you regarding my precious tomatoes.
Sarah the Gardener : o)