Hi, I am a newbie to veg gardening apart from a handful of herbs and a couple of tomato plants - I am very excited to grow my own this year in my back yard. What veg are you sowing now? I've got…Continue
"Unfortunately you can't treat early blight with Epsom salts. It's a fungal disease and is best treated with a copper-based fungicide if you're organic or something stronger if you're not.
We still don't know exactly what…"
"it looks like early blight to me. my potatoes have it at the moment. its not like the dreaded blight tho, your plants wont rot and die. i think the foliage just starts to dry out. i think its treated with epsom salts but id google it to be sure."
"Thank you for all your replies!
These plants were grown indoors from seeds (in March) and planted out in a raised bed in May. They grew beautifully indoors in the conservatory and were way over a foot high when I put them out but they definitely…"
"I agree with Maggie, it looks more like magnesium deficiency and the quick cure for that is a dose of epsom salts.
If they are container grown the cause could be under feeding or even over feeding of a high potash feed as this can lock up the…"
"Oh dear! It looks very much like potato blight, there isn't a cure and most experts say burn the leaves and plants, but other say try a strong nettle leaf tea sprayed on all the leaves. Blight can infect greenhouse toms just as much as outside…"
"I put my spuds in last march and they got hit by the late frost we had, it put them back weeks, so i am erring on the side of caution this year.I am only 30 miles north of you, but my plot is on top of a hill (exposed).."
"Not yet early april down south weather permitting, up 'tut' north a little later, its worth putting a cloche, bubble wrap or fleece over the bed you intend to put them in to allow the ground to warm up..Also when you plant them you can…"