Saturday, September 05, 2009

fail, fail, fail -Garden Blogger's Death Day

I know I'm late for Death day, but took these pics earlier to share.
In the spring, I cut up and planted some red potatoes I had grown last year.
I knew that we really are not supposed to do that, but thought I'd try it. I've only grown potatoes two or three times before, and don't consider myself an expert with them.
(neither will you, when you see my results!)
The first tuber was mushy.
ahem. 'maybe the others will be better', I thought.
No such luck. Everything was a rotten, mushy mess.
Maybe it was the re-used potatoes. Maybe there is verticillium wilt, etc built up in the soil. I try to rotate the tomatoes, peppers, and potatoes, but the garden is not that big. Several of my tomatoes are showing evidence of some kind of blight/wilt problems.

yep, you can see the dwindly plant stalks and evidence of disease. I thought they were just done. I guess I'll try something different next year. I do have more potatoes to harvest. I'll let you know how they turn out.
ring out your dead. oh yeah.

Be sure to check out more death at Gardening without Skills!

6 comments:

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I didn't know there was a gardener's death day. I'm sure I would have paid homage to it, I've had such "dying" posts lately.

We planted potatoes in a garbage can. I'm dying--hee hee--to see how they have done.

donna said...

You got yourself some "real good" Garden Bloggers' Death Day photos. It's Kate at http://www.gardeningwithoutskills.blogspot.com who started GBDD. It seems that bloggers who have vegetable gardens have the best photos.

Muum said...
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Muum said...

Lynne - thanks for the punny remarks today! makes me smile.

Donna- oh, thanks . I forgot to link to her post. I'll fix that.

Sylvana said...

I want to try to grow potatoes next year. I thought it would be easy - now I'm not so sure.

Lindalou said...

Nice yucky pictures. Death by potato. Don't think I'll be trying potatoes soon.