Justin alerted me to this article
CONCORD, N.H. – Tomato plants have been removed from stores in half a dozen states as a destructive and infectious plant disease makes its earliest and most widespread appearance ever in the eastern United States.
Late blight — the same disease that caused the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s — occurs sporadically in the Northeast, but this year’s outbreak is more severe for two reasons: infected plants have been widely distributed by big-box retail stores and rainy weather has hastened the spores’ airborne spread.
How are your veggies fairing this growing season? Better, same or worse than last year?
Coming soon, we tally up our June Harvest – what about you – care to weigh in? Because of the cooler than normal June I am suspecting the tally will be on the low side.