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'Taking care' of my tomatoes with blight


By peter

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Well they gave us a few good salads and I have two platefuls of unripe fruit on the window sill but today I got rid of my two tomato plants.

They succumbed to blight a short while ago and needed to be dug up. I enjoyed doing a little bit of hard work in the garden again (rather than the fiddly job of weeding) but had quick weed around too.

Destined for the chimnea

I was surprised at how far some of the roots had reached and have left quite a lot of the fine root material in the earth.

Now that I’ve dug up the two plants I have to find another veg that I can plant now to replace them. Will be looking in my book, but suggestions welcome.

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The very wet summer made my outdoor tomatoes split whilestill green, then before they could ripen they got blight.They were in raised beds too.
If blight is a problem try cape gooseberries, they keep two or three weeks in their caylix and make a good tomato substitute in a salad they arelike a yellow cherry tomato, and are ripe when the caylix turns from green to papery

4 Dec, 2008

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