Help save whats left of my potatoes?
July 25, 2012 12:42 PM Subscribe
Our potato plants are dying miserably with the drought in our area we tried for two weeks to water them when it was possible. To compound this problem pests were way up and the plants that aren't dying were eaten despite sometimes HOURS a day removing the problem bugs by hand. But we have potatoes... question inside.
posted by mrgroweler to food & drink (3 answers total)
So I went to one plant that looked the worst and sacrificed it. We have perfect early potatoes cut one open and it looks great... the question is can I save these for next year and use them as starts? or would they be to young? I would rather do that but I don't want them to go to waste. Out of about 50 Plants %90 look like they will not make it to full maturity. I hope someone has an answer even if it is Rosemary/olive oil :)
[Snowflake details of other issues. We also have lost ALL our corn to the drought (about 300 plants) and all our sunflower plants were "topped" off by the local deer.]