Originally Posted by hitchhiker
I've got a small veggie patch in a shady area of the garden and the potatoes are starting to go yellow and die!
I'm assuming this is Blight as my tomatoes died of the same thing last year and potatoes the year before that.
The question is, are they still edible?
What should I do with the dead plants? Can they go on the compost heap or back dug back into the soil? Does blight affect anything else other than potatoes and tomatoes?
It could be blight, we've certainly had the right weather for it. Blight usually starts with dark patches on the leaves. Read and see more here
If it is blight, you can still eat the potatoes, but they won't store very well.
Don't compost the plants, burn them if you can.