cynthia_h wrote:If you think about the cultures where potatoes have been a staple, they're mostly cool-weather climates. Not many 100-degree regions have relied on potatoes as a staple.
India, for instance, has traditionally relied on rice + legumes. Although they were introduced to potatoes within the last couple of centuries, even the creative Indian agriculturalists cannot coax potatoes out of a broiled earth.
Even tomatoes have their limit w/regard to heat tolerance.
It's not necessarily a disease process when plants stop growing or give out distress signals. They may just be saying Ã‚Â¡Ya basta! (Enough already!)
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9
First go-around for me gardening. I am writing down what and when I plant, so that next time I can fix any problems. Potatoes next year-earlier than March. All these mistakes mean I'm learning a lot, lol.