Blight is Back, Threatens Tomatoes and Basil

comments (2) June 24th, 2010

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DanielleGardenGirl Danielle Sherry, contributor
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It just figures that as soon as my tomato plants start to take off, late blight once again makes an appearance in the Northeast. There has been a confirmed case of this devastating disease in Cheshire, CT—so keep your fingers crossed that it doesn’t spread like last year. Many gardeners and farmers lost much of their crop.

If that weren't bad enough, basil is also under attack in the veggie patch. Cornell University reported that downy mildew is wiping out basil crops up and down the eastern seaboard. Dubbed "Basil Blight" this fungal disease strikes fast, so check out the story reported by NPR to help spot the signs before it’s too late.

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robicook writes: Awesome
Posted: 7:46 am on August 22nd
a1chef writes: thank you for the information on the right time to harvest my corn. I was pretty sure that it was close, but now I know that it is ready. California grows the crop so fast. I now know that about half my corn is ready to cut. Thank you again. a1chef.
Posted: 1:17 pm on July 18th
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