Saturday, October 9, 2010

Avoiding Tomato Blight







In these photos, it is September 19, and the days are damp and rainy, but these gardeners are prepared. The tomatoes (and one bean plant) in their front yard are covered in plastic and the gardeners are ready to roll down the plastic with the next shower. Blight be gone...



Going around to the lane, I saw pole beans growing on the lane side of their back fence and much of their back garden wrapped in plastic, almost a shrink-wrapped garden!

3 comments:

Mark Kreider said...

I'd never heard of dealing with blight in this manner but it seems a very neat solution. We did have a severe blight on the North Fork last year with many farmers losing half their tomato crop, but they were in fields lying on the ground and this apparatus couldn't have been a solution for them. I sympathized with one of the farmers who basically told me not to sweat it. "When they're scarce we jack up the price and the tourists buy them by the bushel. We sell half as many tomatoes and still make about the same profit." Gotta love his attitude.

I just noticed the photo of the last lavender of the year at the bottom of your home page... Lovely!

Elise said...

Wow your garlic is already up!! I planted the same time as you but nothing yet,what variety are your growing? elise@mylittlecityfoodgarden

Nemo said...

That's great!
They've made a greenhouse out of their whole garden, I'm sure the plants will be very happy!