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By Rogi

NRW, Germany De

Hallo all. My tomatoes plants that are outside in pots have got / had blight. I know that I must dispose of the plants in the dustbin and not on the compost heap, but what about the compost/ soil that they are in, is that also infected and must I throw that away as well?.
Thanks for any answers.




You can compost the soil/compost that the blighted tomato's were in, just avoid to put in area where you gor potato/Tomato etc.

28 Sep, 2012


The only part of a tomato plant that can carry blight are the seeds from the tomatoes themselves. Provided all tomatoes are removed from the plant, you can do what you like with the rest of the plant and compost. You can even grow tomatoes in the same compost after rejuvenating it.

28 Sep, 2012


Thanks for the answers.....another problem solved.

28 Sep, 2012


That's interesting Scrumpy!

30 Sep, 2012

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