This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Late blight notice

late blight sign

Here's a sign I'll post at our community gardens tomorrow as I remove my contaminated compost pile. Let me know if you have any revisions to suggest!

And, I'm still looking for a vegetable disease expert for a presentation at our community garden. If anyone knows anyone to suggest, please let me know. I think we could use a topic for a gardeners gathering. A use for our newly cleared entrance area. Coffee and donuts, stewed zucchini and fresh lettuce leaves. Ahhh. What fun.



Anonymous Daphne said...

Which reminds me. I need to go out and spray Serenade again. So far my tomatoes have been spared, but so many have fallen so far in the area I have to keep up with my spraying.

July 27, 2009 10:04 AM

Anonymous Patrick said...

I hope I'm not too late... The only change I would suggest is entire tomato plants should be removed, but if the infection is not too advanced just the infected foliage of potatoes can be removed, leaving the tubers in the ground, in the way Soilman suggested.

July 27, 2009 4:01 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

Great sign! Did you remove the other blight post? (I see you are going to remove the compost, but what method/means did you finally decide on?) Bagging or burrying (or both, lol)?

Your plots are looking beautiful as usual, and M & D's harvest is making me hungry!

July 27, 2009 4:15 PM

Blogger kathy said...

Not too late Patrick. Thanks. I'll edit, laminate and post it tomorrow morning.

About my compost - I will just bag it all, drag it home and put it in the trash. The other post is still there somewhere, though I have gotten behind in tagging the posts.

July 27, 2009 10:09 PM

Blogger Kelly said...

Ugh, so much work. I hope you don't have to go too deep in the pile! I am figuring it is all wet and heavy...

July 28, 2009 8:07 AM

Blogger kathy said...

With the hot dry weather, maybe its drying out a bit. I think I need to remove it all. I didn't get to it today though, but I did start putting my non-contaminated waste into a new pile.

July 29, 2009 1:32 AM

Blogger Sue said...

The sign looks good to me. After reading it and going to the link you provided, I don't think that's what my tomatoes or potatoes have. I plan to go check for sure tomorrow.

What a deal!

July 31, 2009 11:22 PM


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