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houseboy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:41 am    Post subject: More potato panic! Reply with quote

Hi,

I have more potato questions. I've read and researched all morning, and I've narrowed this down to unseasonally early blight, or mineral deficiency (leaf drop streak or similar).

It has been warm here for the last 2 weeks, but not a drop of rain...

Any ideas?

I also asked a similar question here - http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3733&highlight= - the problem then was diagnosed as frost damage, which made sense for that issue.

Any advice greatly appreciated,
Cheers



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breezyacre
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see you are in the burren. I am in Drogheda and we have had a succession of very cold frosty nights. If you have had the same then I suggest that it is simply frost damage.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would agree with breezyacre it is frost and a succession of cold breezy days. the potatoes will grow out of it when the moist weather comes.
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houseboy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely stuff. I seem to be obsessed with these spuds!

I'm growing other veg too, but it's unscathed by pests... so far.

Thanks for your advice & reassurance
Cheers Smile
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