One of my gardening experiments this year was to grow potatoes in" fabric potato bins from Gardeners Supply" but of course part way into the growing season I heard about late blight. Like any good gardener I convinced myself that my potatoes would be the exception until the news letter from my CSA arrived informing me that the field they were growing a very large successful crop of potatoes in was a few blocks from my place and they suspected they may have blight. After I picked myself off the floor I continued to read that the potatoes would still be editable but their shelf life could be shortened and I should keep a close eye on them throughout the winter. Heck we will all probably be throwing potato parties come October! While researching the topic I came across a great article by by Valerie Sudol/For The Star-Ledger (I wonder if Carl reads her articles) that I thought was so informative and well written I wanted to share it with you. " Tomato gardens hurt by 'late blight" I would be interested to hear what you think of the article and how are your potatoes doing? What garden experiments did you try this year and how are they coming along?
Here is a photo of my fabric bin potato plants that are hiding on my patio safe and sound from the deer (I know who am I kidding but a girl can dream). As the plants continue to grow I have been adding straw with the hopes of more taters.