Posts Tagged ‘Tomatoes’

Does the moon influence tomato growth?

Cultivation, Tomatoes | 0 Comments

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Planting by the moon is a method that has been practised in rural communities for over two thousand years. It is believed that planting by the phases of the Moon provides a superior garden.   Seeds germinate faster. Plants are hardier and more disease-resistant. They blossom sooner and bear more fruit. Just as importantly, they better resist ...

Late Blight on Tomatoes

Diseases, Tomatoes | 5 Comments

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Late blight is caused by the fungal disease Phytophthora infestans – one of the most devastating diseases of its time.  It was the cause of the great Irish potato famine in the 1850’s.  Such was the starvation, that millions of Irish people emigrated – just to find food. Late blight is a disease that mainly attacks ...