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forest flame
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:00 pm    Post subject: potatoes leaf tips brown Reply with quote

hi all
i grew some potatoes in large pots this year.one of the pots is now in flower but all the leaves are burnt looking at the tips.i thought it may be sun burning them after the rain but i am not familiar with growing potatoes and am hoping it is not blight.any advice appreciated
thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is unlikely that it is blight. More likely it is scorch caused by the heat of the sun on the residue of the rainfall recently. The overall effect will have little bearing on the yields of potatoes.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks michael
i feel a lot more at ease now
thanks again
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