What to do with blighted material
■ Several of our outside tomato plants succumbed to late season blight and I was in a quandary about what to do with them.
■ In the end they went on the compost heap where the heat generated by the composting process will hopefully kill off all the blight spores.
■ If you have any doubt, dispose of or burn affected tomato plants, or add them to the council’s green waste – the heat in these much larger composting bins should kill off any remaining spores.
■ However, bin or burn blighted potatoes as the spores will happily live on in the little ‘volunteer’ tubers that are still viable and stay attached to the plants’ roots.