Blight!

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This rather sorry looking specimen is my competition potato. I think it’s got blight. After nearly two months coddled in the greenhouse, the plant made way for repotted tomatoes a week ago. On Saturday, I noticed small black spots on the leaves. Two fellow allotmenteers confirmed the dreaded blight.

Naturally, I’m upset. After all the work to bring the plant along, it’s gone and got the phage.

In a (possibly) vain attempt to save my competition chances, I’ve isolated the plant and plucked off as many of the spotted leaves as I could. The plant is fairly well mounded up, which might save the tubers from infection. Otherwise, I will end up with rotted spuds.

It’s still another 5 or 6 weeks before the fete. I’m distraught! Unless…it’s a misdiagnosis.

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