Ever heard of Blackleg? well I hadnt before this week.
I grew up on a farm, where spuds were grown in the field , in long drills, not the garden. So we had loads of them! and blight is the only disease that I thought affected Potatos.
But I am learning all the time and what better way to learn than to experience this kind of thing, unfortunately.
Noticed a couple of our Kerrs Pinks were wilting, the leaves had turned in and near the soil the stem had turned black.
The cure? pull out the diseased plants. We had to pull four plants, and so far I cant see it on any more so hopefully it hasnt spread.
On the positive side we had our first harvest of spuds, albeit a bit on the small side.