We've been getting a thunderstorm or rain showers every three or four days. Just when things seem to be drying out, the humidity goes up and the rain soon pours down. Some real good gully washers too, flooding culverts and closings roads.
I suspect that first rootlet that withered and died was rot too, and my previous post, yellowing leaves, is probably not sunburn. shit, shit, shit... These plants are all in the same seed production bed!
I did not do any pre-emergence prevention, like spraying fungicide, hoping to establish as natural a bed as I could. Do I dig up the remaing roots and start over? Can I salvage anything? Is this a painful, and expensive, learning experience?!!!
My plants are not crowded (12\" spacing)and drainage is good, but the bed could be on more of a slope. I'll raise and crown future beds. I used a mycorrizal root dip, but can't discern any benefits. Some of the best plants have red berries and I've started harvesting them.