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Greenhouse after tomato blight

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 18:12

Being in damp and mild west Cornwall my tomatoes get blight every year!  I cut off the leaves as soon as they start showing blotches and just carry on regardless and I always get a reasonable crop. I tend to choose vigorous varieties so that the plant will re-grow well if I've had to cut back hard.

I've tried "Losetto" this year which has proved to be more resilient than any other so called "blight resistent" variety, but it still got some blight. Sungold and Black Russian have also done well despite getting blight.

I don't compost the blighty bits, but since it's air-born I don't get too paranoid.  I do however clean the greenhouse very well at the end of the year using a bucket of  water with cider vinegar in it - very fragrant!

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 16:46

I used Seedaholic for a wide range of flower and mixed salad seeds earlier this year.  This included huge packets of cosmos and sempervivums. Apart from poor germination with some sunflower seeds I have had excellent results.  They provide really useful information especially for the cut flowers.  

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