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Gogi berry and blight.


I don’t know if you will remember that I lost all my tomatoes and potatoes to blight last year. Apparently the culprit was probably the new gogi berries I bought, some supplies carried the virus. This year I am growing my own gogi berry plants from seed which will be disease free.
Just soak some gogi berries in water remove the seeds and plant, mine are ready to pot up now.

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hope you have a better time this yr

18 Jul, 2008


Well, so that explains it! Good luck for your growing time this year.

18 Jul, 2008


Hi Tussie :o) Better luck this year, I remember many people losing tomatoes to blight last year - me too.

18 Jul, 2008


Irish, Spritz and Peter, thank you for the good wishes.

19 Jul, 2008


Peter, my tomatoes looked great at first, then we had so much rain that they were splitting while still green, and blight felled the whole outdoor crop again. My greenhouse ones did well but ripened late because of the lack of sun, and of course they finnish early. Next year I plan to grow all tomatoes under glass or plastic, and grow tomatilloes and cape gooseberried outside, they are a good tomato substitute and keep well in the caylix and are not subject to blight.

19 Sep, 2008

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