Saturday, April 19, 2008

Verticillium wilt and why I don't eat potato chips anymore

My hub and I have been talking a lot about insects and diseases lately and it came up that I saw several cases of verticillium wilt last year. It completely devastated some amazing Japanese Maples. In the research I did about verticillium wilt I read this article and saw these pictures of potatoes... now I KNOW I've seen and eaten those chips in the bag that have a little dark marbling or a dark ring around the edges...THAT WAS VERTICILLIUM WILT! ick!
It's my guess that you're a little grossed out now too. Not that I haven't eaten grosser things, I'm just trying to cut back on that kinda thing where ever I can...