growing potatoes next to a hedge with box blight

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jenifer taggart asked 6 years ago

My box hedge which surrounds the vegetable patch has recently been infected with blight. i am treating it and hoping for the best. However I am wondering if it is safe to grow potatoes in this area. I realise the two blights are caused by different fungi but am concerned that it will increase the likelihood of blight in the potato crop. could you please advise?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Box blight will have no effect on potatoes or potato blight, except that damp air promotes both diseases.

The roots of the box are more likely to have an effect on growth of vegetables including potatoes.