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Fighting tomato blight with a penny update

fighting blight with copper pennies updated information a week later

I think the penny only stayed in place for a few days, the picture on the right is from today compared to the left one which is from last Sunday with the penny installed for fighting tomato blight.

The plant still has some blight, but the fruit looks healthy.

Maybe a modified paper clip would be strong enough to hold it in place?

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What does blight look like? And how does this cut-off branch compare to one that wasn't "treated"?
Comment by Roland_Smith Sun Sep 2 14:01:00 2012
Roland --- Blight looks like discolored or dead leaves. What's funny, though, is I was just walking past the patch and thinking, "Which of these plants did Mark put his penny on? He should have taken a photo of the whole plant and its neighbors so we could compare." :-)
Comment by anna Sun Sep 2 14:28:08 2012

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