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Potato Blight and liming the soil afterward

All my potatoes have been nuked by Potato Blight. Have removed haulms and will leave ground for 3 weeks for spores to die. I believe my father used to lime the soil after he had lifted all the spuds after a Potato Blight raid, though I seem to remember him talk about Bordeaux mixture which I would prefer not to use. Has anyone else limed the soil after the dreaded P/Blight? Also should I sow a green manure after the spuds are all up and then lime in the early Spring or is it better to lime immediately after the spuds are lifted? :roll:
I only grow organically and make much use of companion planting and preventive planting

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Jewell
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Found this article [url]https://gardenofeaden.blogspot.com/2009/03/organic-and-cultural-control-of-potato.html[/url] on your question. It had some good information. I learned something new :D
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