Blight is a common disease that affects potatoes and tomatoes. It is a serious problem which is more or less endemic in the UK. It has affected my potatoes every year recently, and needs thought and prompt action to avoid losing your crop. 

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First melon of the summer

Charentais melon.

This was the first melon we had from the greenhouse in August 2009. It was exceptionally sweet and perfumed – absolutely delicious. So much better than shop bought ones. Over the next five weeks we had a total of 8 or 9 melons from three vines.

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