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Post  Windmere 5/14/2014, 5:52 pm

The rain has just begun here in Georgia.  Our area is expecting 1 - 2 inches rain (per Weather Channel).   Dumb me watered my potatoes in containers yesterday.  They are in a base of MM and then I gradually put straw over them as the stalks grew.  The stalks are all the way to the top right now.  My concern is mildew/mold/fungus.   My instinct was to tarp them just now... was that a good idea?

Much thanks for any comments.  Smile
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Post  GloriaG 5/14/2014, 11:23 pm

Hi Windmere,

I'm in your climate zone and we had the exact same situation here earlier this week.  It rained early last week, then I watered lightly over the weekend when I topped-up the bags, and then it rained again yesterday.

I didn't cover and the potatoes seem to be fine.

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Post  AtlantaMarie 5/15/2014, 8:36 am

Gloria, that's beautiful!
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Post  GloriaG 5/15/2014, 12:05 pm

Thanks AtlantaMarie,

I appreciate it.
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Post  Windmere 5/15/2014, 12:12 pm

Gloria, you need to get in touch with Better Homes and Gardens or Organic Gardening.  Your gorgeous layout is an inspiration!  Oh, and I ended up tarping last night (I Hadn't seen you post).  Anyway, potatoes looked fine.  It probably made no difference.
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Post  southern gardener 5/15/2014, 3:34 pm

Gloria, your garden is beautiful! Post more pics in showcase!!
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