Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Potato blight - here's hoping we don't get it but if we do...

Personally speaking I haven't known anyone spray, the only thing you can really do is remove the infected plant material and dispose of it - burning is the best. There's a lot more advice here on www.allotment.org on how to recognise and deal with blight. Let's hope we don't need it. 

If you really want to be on the top of the game you can subscribe to a blight watch alert system here that gives you a warning when weather conditions are suitable for the spread of blight - you'd probably get one every day just now. 

1 comment:

  1. blight has come i had a look last night, so will be cutting the tops of the tatties very soon, they had not been sprayed, i did have a few text alerts, i think next year i will perhaps just do early tatties, so check your tatties folk.