Posted: 02/07/2016 at 17:05
Sorry to hear of your lost tomatoes, Dove. It's been a blighty and mouldy sort of summer so far, with constant dampness over everything. "Do not water from above" say some books. Ha! Has anyone told God?
My Sungold are fine so far, and the other variety I grow, Losetto, is blight resistant. I have never had much trouble with blight on Sungold, although I do give a pre-emptive spray now and then. We will be interested to hear how your Crimson Crush tomatoes turn out for yield and flavour.
My garlic is all going yellow and mouldy, and the shallots have simply failed to thrive. My rasps have also failed, with most of the canes dying, and the roots all black and brittle. The strawberries have a lot of mould, but a great crop nevertheless. Being only a few metres from a beehive has probably helped! Broad beans have some chocolate spot but are still cropping well. Mangetout are fantastic this year - a huge crop with no disease.
Win some, lose some .... Now, how shall we have our strawberries tonight?