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Old 02-11-2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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I've been fighting tomato blight in my garden for a few years. Last year, before I could go bag up the spent tomato plants, ds went out and stomped every leaf right into the dirt. I can now consider the dirt as saturated with blight spores as it's possible to be.

So my new strategy will be to not grow anything blight-able for a few years. So, no tomatoes or potatoes obviously. I suspect squash varieties propagate blight so I'm not doing those. Sunflowers are out, too.

I'm thinking every kind of green in existence would be okay. Root veggies: beets, turnips, carrots, parsnips should be okay.

Any other thoughts on what I can or shouldn't grow?

What about snow peas?

Remember, I'm not trying to just grow something that will fruit despite the blight, but won't help the spores propagate at all.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Were you able to narrow down exactly what kind of blight you have? Not sure if that would be a factor. We're blight-free so far, despite having neighbours and relatives who have it big time. Wishing you every success for a fast elimination!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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I think it's late blight. It came down with a wind from the northeast U.S. a few years ago during a very wet, cold summer. I get some tomatoes before things die too much, but it's persistent.
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