While the late spring rain’s were a blessing bringing much need percipitation (didn’t help with the drought though) it also brought the dreaded B word. Blight! Oh, and no thanks to the roller coaster weather either – hot, then cold, then hot, then cold which played havoc on people and plants alike.
While blight does not necessarily kill the plant, it makes the plants ugly and can greatly reduce yields. So it’s an all out effort to keep the blight under managable conditions by removing infected plants (if they are too far gone) or doing a bit of “surgery” taking out infected stems and leaves.
Summer ‘Tater Harvest!
Look at these beauties – what a blessing!