Sunday, August 29, 2010

Garden Questions

Is this blight?

Earlier in the summer I had some tomatoes with blossom end rot (thanks, Ali, for knowing what it was!). That seems to have remedied itself. Now, I've had a few tomatoes that look like this. Last year I was spared any blight heartache, but I do remember that if you do have blight, you're supposed to destroy! destroy! destroy!



Is this root edible? What is it?


Last year, my first as a mega-gardener, the thing that the girls ate the most was salad. So this year, I planted even more rows than I had last year. Guess what the girls were much less interested in this year? Even as much as I love salad, I couldn't eat it fast enough. When I went out yesterday to clean up some of the boltage, I found this root at the bottom of a big bunch of leaves. It smells kinda radishy. Is it food?

Thanks for your help!

3 comments:

Ali said...

I'm no use with either of these questions, ina. sawry. :(

what kind of plant was the root attached to?

ellroon said...

You might take it to the local nursery to ID if you trust them. I tend to get too worried when thinking about eating something not quite identifiable.

I keep in mind the story of the idiots who poisoned themselves with the deadly nightcap mushroom in a stew. They said it tasted delicious....

Libby Spencer said...

No idea on the root. But the tomato does look kind of like a blight thing. I would not compost it on general principle, just to be sure. Prevention easier than the cure...