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onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
9:49 AM

Post #7020153

thank you for the info... and nice photos
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 3, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #7020744

TC, thanks for a great article! Your descriptions and photos should be tremendously helpful to anybody surveying their garden and wondering if they need to pull out all their tomato plants.

Here, I've been lucky this year, hardly even a touch of early blight so far, and no late blight out there.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2009
2:46 PM

Post #7020788

Very informative! I don't suppose we can hold the big growers too accountable--after all it sounds like it could 'explode' in the two or more days in must take to get those little plants from nursery through store and to the home. Maybe a good case for starting our own or using smaller local nurseries though.
Early_Bloomer
Springboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 3, 2009
5:43 PM

Post #7021485

TC...thanks for the excellent and informative article. My patch of heirloom tomatoes is badly infected and I'll be pulling them in the next few days.


early_bloomer
oriole
Mifflintown, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 3, 2009
7:01 PM

Post #7021829

Thanks! Great article. I need to pull all my tomatoes.
wonderearth
Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 4, 2009
12:28 AM

Post #7022998

Me too but I have a question. Can it infect other types of plants?

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #7023624

I think my potatoes have it as well
wonderearth
Santa Cruz, CA
(Zone 9b)

September 4, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #7023714

I read potatoes can get it but what about other things?
tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2009
1:13 PM

Post #7024710

Thanks for the comments folks.

My research indicated that, yes, late blight can infect other crops. I came across information that said late blight can also infect cucurbits. I have pumpkins and gourds close to my blight-infected tomatoes, so far they appear to be fine. My potatoes didn't fare as well and became infected with late blight also. However, conflicting reports say late blight is specific only to tomatoes and potatoes. We know there are no guarantees.

The best advice I can offer about late blight infecting other crops, is to tell you to keep a close eye on all remaining crops you have in the garden.

TC
Petalpants
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 5, 2009
3:50 PM

Post #7028490

TC, thanks for the informative article and good photos you shared! =)
tcfromky
Mercer, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2009
2:11 AM

Post #7030593

You're most welcome Petalpants. I hope you found my article helpful, and I hope you didn't have to use it to identify late blight in your garden. ;~)

TC
Petalpants
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 7, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #7035679

TC: I didn't have Late Blight in my garden, as I didn't plant tomatoes or potatoes! =)

onewish1

onewish1
Denville, NJ
(Zone 6b)

September 7, 2009
3:59 PM

Post #7036202

oops - posted this in the wrong place... sorry

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