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tveguy3
Jul 9, 2012 1:12 PM CST
I have an unusual thing happening to my Yukon Gold potatoes. This is affecting two of the plants. The stem just seems to have dried up and died at the base of the plant. I've never seen this before. Not sure if it will spread, or what I should do. The red potatoes have not been affected. Any ideas?
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Patti1957
Jul 9, 2012 2:39 PM CST
Tom, I fixed it for you Hilarious!



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Patti1957
Jul 9, 2012 2:41 PM CST
Not sure what is going on with your plants, hopefully someone will know something.


Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 9, 2012 4:56 PM CST
Thanks Patti, but like Will Rogers said, "I never met a man I could trust who only had one way to spell a word."
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bitbit
Jul 10, 2012 7:00 AM CST
My potatoes all did something similar this year - they died back to the ground, and when I dug to look at the roots, there was nothing to find, like they had completely rotted away. I'm not sure what caused it either - we've had a strange year for weather, and I also know that I have root knot nematodes in the soil (I had suspected them initially, but without knotty roots, I don't think I can really blame them).
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Aug 7, 2012 6:49 PM CST
What ever this issue was, it cleared itself up. Just those two plants had some stems die back, the rest of the plant has recovered, so I guess something must have chewed the stem off below the ground or something. Been a wierd year for things in the garden I'd say.
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