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By Booby

durham, United Kingdom Gb

grow potatoes every year and there have little slugs inside nearly every one what can i do to stop this



Ho Booby are you rotating your crop, i.e. not growing potatoes on the same piece of ground each year?

22 Aug, 2010


Are these called 'keel slugs', MG?

23 Aug, 2010


Yes huge brutes and it is their babies that chomp through the potatoes.

23 Aug, 2010


Thanks. In the days when I grew tatties, we got those too. What a waste of a crop that was! Our garden wasn't suitable for veggies, as it had tall trees all round. The haulms went up and up, flopped over and started going up again! LOL.

23 Aug, 2010


Potatoes in particular grow best in full sun.

23 Aug, 2010


I know that now, MG, but I didn't then! Just thought it might amuse you. LOL.

We did actually grow all our own veggies for a few years way back.......:-)

23 Aug, 2010


I wish we could grow 'all' our veggies but would need rather more land than we have... And more time too.

23 Aug, 2010


Too true! :-(

23 Aug, 2010

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