Re: [gardeners] New members

Ed Muckle (
Thu, 28 Jun 2001 11:46:06 -0700

    Both potato and tomato blight can be easily mitigated by ensuring there
is available silicic acid for the roots. I use a pyrophylite clay as the
source. It can also be dusted on the leaves to get rid of the blight. No
question that you have to watch your watering, those spores are everywhere.
Ed Muckle

-----Original Message-----
From: Teressa Kandianis <>
To: <>
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2001 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [gardeners] New members

>Its the same as the late blight of potato fame.  I'm not sure of the extent
>of the spread of it but my mother gardens in the Atlanta area and she has
>problems.  I know its an issue in western canada as well as throughout the
>Pac NW.  Water hitting the leaves is what facilitates the blight as I guess
>the spores are everywhere already waiting for an opportune moment to grow.