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Last Year's Blight


 
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Blowin
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 3:05 pm    Post subject: Last Year's Blight Reply with quote

Having never come across blight before, it caught me last year and I gave up hope on getting anything edible from the last row. I kept meaning to dig them up to give the ground a chance to 'clear' but never quite got round to it.

I've mentally set that part of the garden apart for cabbages that are coming along under glass but, to my complete surprise, that row has sprouted multiple shoots and they look really healthy.

What may I expect them to produce? Will they bring the blight forward from last year's infection or are they likely to have developed immunity?

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have whats known as volunteer potatoes and are likely to be a host to all the pests and diseases you don't want in the garden. To protect your other crops get rid of these immediately. Don't mean to be the scaremongerer but destroy them quickly. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. Thanks for that. It'll be my next job.
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