Hi everyone I am new to this forum and new to ardening.
We planted some new potatoes that we got at garden centre advertised as being ready for Christmas. We planted them in a large planter.
They soon started growing and within weeks we had a luxuriant folliage ..see photo.
We went away on holiday late October and when we returned yesterday the folliage had completely disappeared...nothing but a few stringy yellow soggy strands hanging over the side of the planter but nothing but bare soil showing in the pot.
While we were away there were strong winds and heavy rain but all our other plants...roses, late bedding plants and leeks in a planter all survived and were as we left them...very healthy.
Can anyone advise uswhat we did wrong or what may have happened. The uploaded photo is what they looked like before we went away late October after planting in September. No point in a photo after return as it is just a pot of soil bare of any folliage. Have not dug into yet so do not know if everything has rotted underneath.
Any advice appreciated.
Sue and Gareth