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tunnelsofhens10
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Potatoes Reply with quote

Just a quick one, if the potatoe stalks are starting to die off naturally, do I still have to spray for blight? Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would probably go ahead and cut them them down and even dig them up, just my opinion though !

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to the first question No.
If the Haulms are starting to die off naturally its probably time to dig and enjoy.
If they are starting to die off because of blight then thats a different problem, I would remove haulms and forget about spraying.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, their just dieing naturally, was"nt sure if blight could still affect them. thanks again.
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