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sirpsycho
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Bl**dy frost! Reply with quote

I was away a few days and came back to a bit of carnage at the plot. -3C at Dublin Airport on 6th May has blackened a lot of my spuds. There is some green on the shoots still. Is there any hope for them? I'm going to cover them with soil tomorrow evening - cant make it any sooner - and hope that they continue growing. Evil or Very Mad
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sirpsycho
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should use the search function more!

http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about3777.html

Feeling a little better!
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is definitely not early blight as mentioned in the link you posted.

I stupidly took off the fleece off my spuds last week; they were all looking great up until Saturday evening and then there was a short sharp frost (1 hr max) on Saturday night and on Sunday morning the leaves were all black.

They have now turned to brown, I know they will recover eventually but I have lost a lot of time with this set-back.

This is the first time I have been caught, silly me.
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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It maybe cold comfort (pun, well kind of intended...) but we are experiencing one of the coolest, wettest and dullest April-May periods in almost 30 years, and as a result a lot of us are being caught off guard; Spuds will generally survive a little frost damage, and it seems we may have a few days more of it to run...
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More frost due friday night/saturday morning so get those spuds covered...
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