So awhile back I dug up one of my potato plants and got a nice looking potato several weeks ago. I left the rest of the row. Today I needed a potato for dinner so I went to dig one up. It was rotten. I dug the whole row up. Each plant had about one potato and half of them were rotten. There were some other very small potatoes (about the size of a lg grape) but I do not think they will grow without the plant. Why would they rot like that?
Is there any way that they could be too wet?
Skyler Dylan 22 April 1999
Reed Aslan 17 June 2007 ~ 8 September 2008
Ivy Rayne 3 May 2009
Leo Spencer 2 Sept 2010
Forrest Reed 15 Aug 2012
I had something similar happen. Leaving town for 2 weeks in August didn't help them one bit!
Update: This past weekend we cleaned out the tomatoes and cut back asparagus in the garden. I checked the long dead potato plants that never bloomed, and actually harvested a few. There are enough for a couple of meals and I gave a few away too. That was a nice surprise!
Last edited by gardenbug; 10-01-2012 at 10:59 AM.
Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat