What to do if Tomato Blight Hits!

The same mould that causes potato blight affects tomatoes as well. Tomatoes and potatoes are quite closely related so it makes sense.Just like potatoes, the first symptom is brown patches on the leaves which spread really quickly followed by the whole plant dying. This can happen in just a couple of days so if you spot blight on your tomato plants you need to act immediately.

Tomato Blight

Blighted Outdoor Tomatoes – By Scot Nelson CC BY-SA 2.0

Harvest all the fruits of a reasonable size, both green and ripe. Use the fruits up quickly as they may be infected. Leaving the green fruits to ripen is not a good idea as the chances are they’ll be rotting in a week with the blight.

So here are some suggestions from our recipes and food section to use up those ripe and green tomatoes quickly.

Ripe Tomatoes Recipes

Spicy Tomato Cooking Sauce, Bulk Recipe that freezes well

Tomato Sauce for Pasta Recipe

Rugbymad’s Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomatoes and Lentils Soup Recipes

Tomato Soup Recipe

Tomato Pie Recipe

Tomato Sauce Recipe

Tomato Chutney Recipe

Spicy Tomato Sauce Recipe

Green Tomatoes Recipes

Green Tomato Marmalade Recipe

Green Tomato Cake Recipe

Green Tomato Marmalade Recipe Variant

Microwave Green Tomato Chutney Recipe

Normal Green Tomato Chutney Recipe

Val’s Favourite Green Tomato Chutney Recipe

Val’s Favourite Green Tomato Jam Recipe

‘Sun Dried Tomatoes’

How to produce Sun Dried Tomatoes at home to preserve

Posted in Allotment Garden Diary
3 comments on “What to do if Tomato Blight Hits!
  1. MELVYN STEVENSON says:

    This year i have avoided blight in potatoes and tomatoes , so far with a tip given to me by a friend ,a gardener of 55years. Spray the crops with a mixture of 1 pint of SEMI skimmed milk to a 5 litre spray.

  2. Neil says:

    What should I do with the compost that I grew tomatoes in after getting blight.

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