This Years Take On Oh Holy Night

Gardener:Old Mangakino Orchard (McCallum's Garden)

Date:08 Dec 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

Unholy blight, the leaves are slowly dying

It is the blight of the dear tomatoes end

Out in the cold, the man was quietly crying

As his plants began to curl up and bend.


A loss of hope the crying man is stressing

The fungus spreads a cold and bitter day

Fall on your knees, for this is just depressing

Oh blight so vile, the blight it won’t go away


Oh blight, unholy blight, o blight so vile

Oh blight, unholy blight, o blight so vile.


Ok so maybe that is a little dramatic, but it turns out the tomatoes and potatoes both have late blight which sucks because it is early not late. I feel that I need to educate the blight on what early and late means!

On a positive we have more cherry tomatoes growing in the greenhouse and almost ready to be planted out so it will be off to get some pots this weekend so we can plant them out. These will stay clear of any garden beds and only have fresh garden mix.

I pulled up the potatoes today and most were ok. Not a great crop but I must say that it was super exciting digging them up. Considering we paid nothing for this crop I am calling it a win. About 1.4kg which is just a few kg short of Sues 55kg haul but one will knock a free potato in the eye.  Total haul about $4.50 by today’s prices and while that is not much, they were delicious.

I think I’ve come to terms with losing our tomato plants now…. Or maybe it’s just the wine talking.

This Years Take On Oh Holy Night