Tuesday, August 4

It's August already!!

It would have been a miracle if we had got away with it this year. Damp and windy weather provide ideal conditions for the spread of fungal spores so it was no surprise that blight paid us an unwelcome visit this week. Potato haulms are being cut down and removed in an attempt to prevent the potato tubers from being affected. The potatoes are a reasonable size for harvesting and so hopefully the crops will be OK. The Sarpo Mira variety has so far lived up to the claim of being extremely blight resistant but it’s early days. A Sarpo Mira root was dug up to check tuber size which was good, however we decided to leave the haulms for a little while longer to see whether they continued to withstand blight attack!

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