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.