Tomato Blight warning
Got first blight attack on fruits in last 24 hours. I had to remove some leaves on Tuesday on return from visit to North Yorkshire. Given the forecast huge day night-day temperature differences... and damp weather the previous week I had sprayed, but regrettably I have got blight on some large Marmande fruits.
Every precaution had been taken and USA style I had pretty much defoliated the lower stems in early August.
Be aware - but to date it looks limited/sporadic rather than total collapse as can happen in some years
I have no idea what to do with my plants that I've removed. I'm not composting them! We aren't allowed to put green waste in our general rubbish - it has to go in the green waste container, but I can't in all conscience put them into green waste can I? I dont have spare space to burn it and besides its all damp anyway.
Apples are very good this year.
As a keen mushroom picker I can't help but notice the coincidence between the mushroom flush late last week, with the blight outbreak.
The other remarkable thing about the Tomatoes I have grown this year, was that the first truss of outdoor Marmade's ripened in the third week of July, and yet the second truss is still barely showing any colour change!!!