potatoes, so this year I only bought one 5lb bag of red potatoes. They are my favorite and I didn't need so many this year. We had a really warm early spring and I planted about the time I usually do - February 15th - and everything seemed fine. Then the rains came. I've lost count now, but we had five major downpours between late February and mid-April. I thought my potatoes would rot, but they persevered. It wasn't until early May that I noticed I had a problem. It looked like I had a disease on my potatoes. I consulted the Clemson Extension, and my best guess is that my potatoes had late blight.
In the future I will be planting potatoes somewhere different, but this year I did get a decent harvest, so I'm satisfied For more information on potatoes and their problems, click here.