Potatoe blight – horsetail treayment

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Damien Mc Hale asked 13 years ago

Can you please tell me if you have tried/had success with using horsetail mixture as a treatment for potato blight? I found the below while searchibg the internet: Thanks, Tom436 1. In a large glass or stainless steel pot, mix 1/8 cup of dried horsetail leaves in 4 1/2 litres of unchlorinated water 2. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 1/2 hr.3. Cool, strain, bottle and label. The infusion will keep for a month which is long enough for you to keep reapplying to your crop. Any left overs can be used as a wonderful hair rinse. 4. To use, dilute the 1 part horsetail concentrate to 5-10 parts unchlorinated water. Spray infected plants once every week or two in dry weather or daily if it is raining.

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Various herbal remedies have been put forward for the control of potato blight, including nettles, comfrey and horsetail.

How effective these are is disputed. You might try it and see.