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Tomatoe Blight

Postby Pete Spencer » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:44 pm

Has anyone suffered an attack of blight this year.I once gave up growing toms outside but this year i planted some self seeders from the greenhouse into the allotment and they have been absolutely great,wonderful yield from just 4 plants and interestingly i left the vines to grow along the ground.Was i just lucky?
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby peter » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:50 pm

Generally speaking it's been a bad year for blight,as in the weather has not been favourable for blight to grow or spread.

So he underlined of been lucky,along with everyone else! :D
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby Westi » Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:56 pm

Hi Pete,

No blight down here but I did get several warnings. I have a self seeded cherry that comes up every year & even if I get blight on the plot this guy shrugs it off, while the others succumb. I wonder if they become more acclimatised to your wee patch which helps, and I've heard from someone on here that cherries do generally fare better as well. What type did you grow?
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby oldherbaceous » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:21 pm

I did touch on the subject of blight in another topic but, i'm hoping that next year, if we do get the appearence of blight, it will have evolved into a weaker strain, than it has been up until this year....here's hoping.
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby robo » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:06 pm

No blight here this year,I went overboard this year after losing most to blight last year despite a couple of frosty nights my tomatoes are still going strong I've frozen around 200 for winter I've given both my daughter loads I've made soup with them and still have loads
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby Primrose » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:19 pm

No blight here either despite several warnings. I think the long dry summer and lack of rain greatly reduced the humidity risk. Even my self sown cherry tomatoes produced lots of crops although they started ripening almost 7 weeks later than the Tumbling varieties i had planted out in early May in oatio pots.
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby tigerburnie » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:35 pm

I haven't had any blight this year, it did hit my tatties the year before, but not the greenhouse luckily.
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:19 am

I have not heard of anyone on our site who suffered blight this year.
Had one of best u years ever for tomatoes, grown outdoors as always.

This year we had Golden Sunrise grown from seed and Crimson Crush grafted plants from Suttons. The Crimson Crush were amazingly good. Strong plants which carried large volume of heavyweight fruit
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Re: Tomatoe Blight

Postby Pete Spencer » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:23 pm

Hi All,thanks for the responses.Sounds like it wasnt luck at all just mother nature giving us all a year off the tomatoe blight at least.I wanted to ask the question as just for a minute there i thought i had discovered the perfect way to grow toms outside - neglect,little water,no feed,no support,no weeding.Actually given all that i reckon i WAS lucky haha.
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