Blight hits; tomatoes wilt. June 27, 2012Posted by ourfriendben in gardening, homesteading.
Tags: early blight, tomato blight, tomato diseases, tomatoes
Here at Hawk’s Haven, our crops were coming in so well we thought this would be our best year ever. Then blight hit our tomatoes, and almost every one wilted before our eyes. Our local paper ran a front-page story alerting gardeners to the super-early arrival of blight this year. This is the same blight that caused the Irish potato famine; it attacks potatoes as well as tomato plants. But our potatoes seem to be holding their own; it’s only our tomatoes that are wilting. We’re just devastated.
Looks like we’ll be buying our tomatoes at the grocery or farmers’ market this year. What about you?