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knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Potato blight
« on: October 09, 2010, 10:13:38 pm »
How do you treat the soil that tatties with blight have grown in? Some were in those patio planters so should I bin the compost?

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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Potato blight
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 11:50:19 pm »
I would burn the haulms but I would think that a good hot compost heap would deal with spores in the compost. I don't use compost for my potato rows, so it wouldn't matter for me (I use composted manure from the sheep and hens) In open ground, I just rotate where I grow potatoes and try to remove every last tuber so I don't get volunteers springing up all over the place - but of course I always do.  This year I have lots of potato 'fruit'.  As I didn't have blight this year I will not have to be too fussy about removing them, but if I had had blight then I think I would do so.  In practice, with so many other people also growing vegetables, especially in a town, or in the country near commercial potato growers, there will be spores blowing around all the time anyway.  That's a bit fatalistic I know.
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