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ThreeKids 02-11-2013 12:21 PM

Non-blighting plants
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.

Macky 02-11-2013 02:00 PM

Re: Non-blighting plants
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!!

ThreeKids 02-11-2013 03:27 PM

Re: Non-blighting plants
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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