How To Grow Potatoes Without Worrying About Blight

Potato blight is a disease that can rapidly destroy an entire crop of formerly healthy potato plants, leaving you with little more than a row of moldy leaves, and a minuscule crop of tiny potatoes that won’t store and therefore, need to be eaten virtually immediately.

Blight is most likely to occur in warm damp weather conditions, and as little as two days of warmth and high humidity, can result in blight warnings being issued. The disease is carried on the wind in the form of spores that can travel many miles, with outbreaks usually occurring between June and September (mainly in wet areas of the country).

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