Planting Potatoes: the definitive guide

Slug Resistant Potatoes

Defend your crops against slugs

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Unfortunately slugs can be a likely problem when growing your own potatoes.

Out of the two most common pests of potatoes – slugs and wireworms – slugs are regarded as the worst and in particular, it‘s the keeled slugs that do the most damage.  Slug damage shows up as odd shaped holes on the surface, leading into larger holes in the actual tuber itself.  Slugs love potatoes that are planted in heavy wet soil.  A late harvest may mean tubers are more at risk from slug attack, as slugs are more active around the late autumn period and potatoes are an easy meal for them as they grow near the surface.

 

 

 

 

 

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