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Post  llama momma on 4/22/2013, 1:29 pm

At night it got colder than I expected. The little tater plants are out of the ground about a 1/2 inch or more and are very very very dark colored almost black.... Sad Maybe other eyes below will sprout? Or am I done for the season? sobbing

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Post  Triciasgarden on 4/22/2013, 1:37 pm

This is my opinion and I cannot say for certain but I think if you look under the soil you will see a green part of the stem and you could trim off whatever is dead above ground. I don't think new growth will have to come from other eyes.

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Post  camprn on 4/22/2013, 1:38 pm

I bet they will put out new growth shortly.

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Post  llama momma on 4/22/2013, 1:43 pm

Thanks a million!!! After building and filling a brand new bed, 64 potato pieces I was so bummed this morning. Now I can smile What a Face Thanks Again!

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Post  Triciasgarden on 4/22/2013, 1:47 pm

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Post  camprn on 4/22/2013, 1:51 pm

Next item up for potato growers will likely be potato beetles........ Sad

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Post  llama momma on 4/22/2013, 2:09 pm

Bush beans, basil, and marigolds suppose to help I think? I even made space for them in my original plans. But I got so excited cutting up all the potential eyes that I forgot to leave space...

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Post  camprn on 4/22/2013, 4:16 pm

@llama momma wrote:Bush beans, basil, and marigolds suppose to help I think? I even made space for them in my original plans. But I got so excited cutting up all the potential eyes that I forgot to leave space...
Basil and marigolds in pots next to the potato bed? Very Happy

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Post  llama momma on 4/22/2013, 7:41 pm

Oooh yes, I like that idea. Wow, Thanks again cheers

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Post  llama momma on 6/11/2013, 8:58 am

My little dead-blackened crispy potato plants from early May grew back:
The flowering plants are yellow finn- with one flowering german butterball at the top center of the box.


This side of the box has Yukon gold that is dwarfed by german butterball in the center of the box. Last years Yukon Gold flowered and produced potato fruit, maybe it'll still develop.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/12/2013, 12:00 am

Beautiful!

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Post  Turan on 6/12/2013, 12:21 am

Wow! that was a fast rebound! Blooming already? Wow!

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Post  llama momma on 6/12/2013, 5:58 am

Correction - the plants recovered from around April 22 not early May.

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