August 21, 2020

Potato Harvesting and Storage

Potatoes grown for fall and winter use should be carefully dug after the plants have died (turned brown) and the crop is fully mature. Most potato cultivars mature 90 to 120 days after planting. To check crop maturity, dig up one or two hills after the plants have died. If the skin is thin and rubs off easily, the potatoes are not fully mature and will not store well. Allow the crop to mature in the soil for several more days before harvesting the rest of the potatoes. 

Lilac Foliar Diseases on The Rise

Leaf spot caused by fungi (Pseudocercospora and Septoria)

Leaves showing evidence of powdery mildew

Harvesting and Storing Onions

Veggies in the Fall Garden