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  Topic: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:31 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
Are you sure you can count, Tagwex? It says 1001 posts in the box above. Anyway, don't be getting above yoursel!

I think the count gives the user's total count at the present time, rather than the ...
  Topic: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
My Potatoes

Replies: 14
Views: 12500

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:29 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
For example, recently a local farmer called in and said that he had never known potato blight in my field and the reason was because it is so sheltered - surrounded by trees on all sides. Another man ...
  Topic: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
My Potatoes

Replies: 14
Views: 12500

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:23 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
Blackleg is unmistakable. The haulm and leaves show the usual signs of a plant in distress, but if you look at the base of the stalk you'll notice that it is weak and dark in colour. Hence the name ...
  Topic: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
My Potatoes

Replies: 14
Views: 12500

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:25 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Saturday 12th July.
STATUS YELLOW

Blight Warning
Conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight may occur in parts on Saturday.
Also blight conditions developing again at times next week.

Issued:Friday 11 Ju ...
  Topic: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
My Potatoes

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:27 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
This blight warning has been updated:

Blight Warning
Weather conditions conducive to the spread of potato blight occuring Thursday and Friday.

Issued:Thursday 03 July 2014 13:30
  Topic: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:26 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
Was talking to a man today who was told by another man that if you have rhododendrons or laurel near the spuds it draws blight in. Any comments on that?

Sounds like Chinese whispers.
I've never he ...
  Topic: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:24 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
Just out of interest, My Potatoes, and not being too familiar with Met warnings, I would see 'West' as being the Galway area. Should I wait until 'South West' is mentioned before taking action?

If ...
  Topic: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
My Potatoes

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Views: 7453

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:02 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Thursday 3rd July onwards…
STATUS YELLOW

Blight Warning
Weather conditions, conducive to the spread of potato blight, will develop over western and northwestern parts of the country, after midweek. But there will be opportu ...
  Topic: Matters Meteorological
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:30 pm   Subject: Matters Meteorological
How come all you ******* get lashed upon today and Sive and myself get nothing only aridness again. Ohh well yet another two hours out with the hose again this evening.
Please tell me you are using a ...
  Topic: Blight Warning: Thursday 26 June to Friday 27 June
My Potatoes

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Views: 3732

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:16 pm   Subject: Blight Warning: Thursday 26 June to Friday 27 June
STATUS YELLOW

Blight Warning
Weather conditions conducive to the spread of Potato Blight will develop today and will continue on Thursday and Friday.

There will be opportunities for spraying t ...
  Topic: Is this blight?
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:33 pm   Subject: Is this blight?
Photos are a bit on the small side so it's very hard to tell. I agree with tagwex, based on what we're seeing it doesn't look like blight.
  Topic: Snails n Slugs...
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:41 pm   Subject: Snails n Slugs...
I've never heard of anyone eating slugs.
I collected about 30 snails a few years ago, put them into a plastic basin with a bunch of salad leaves for purging, then covered it with a mesh. Left it for ...
  Topic: Identification?
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:52 pm   Subject: Identification?
Edible, apparently.
  Topic: Is this blight?
My Potatoes

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:49 pm   Subject: Is this blight?
Do you have a photo? Of the leaves, topside and underside? Thanks.
  Topic: Book recommendations?
My Potatoes

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PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:17 am   Subject: Book recommendations?
Or in the library:
http://www2.corkcoco.ie/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=14020498DI757.122039&profile=hip&uri=link=3100007~!612518~!3100001~!3100002&aspect=basic_search&menu=search&ri=1 ...
 
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