Yup, no rain from dawn to dusk. In fact, the sun's been out all day, which is typical, as 'er in doors decreed that we were going shopping for new bedroom furniture this morning and family were dropping by this afternoon. I did manage an hour or so of pottering...........and a ½ hour in The Queens Head!
For years I was loosing around 20% of my onion crop to White Rot, that is until last year when it was suggested that I soaked my raised beads in the Autumn with diluted Armillatox. Having also been told that White Rot was virtually impossible to get rid of in the short term, I felt I had nothing to lose apart from the cost of the treatment. In 2013 I had zero White Rot, and zero botrytis. Luck? Possibly, but I reckoned it was worth trying again. So, 45 litres of the dilution have watered onto the beds today. Rain prevented me from doing the job in the Winter, but it looks were're in remission from it for a few days. In for a penny, in for a pound!
The cheapest source of Armillatox I found is Ebay.
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