Due to a severe bad back during the summer and early autumn I have TODAY
harvested all of my potatoes and it was not a very pretty sight. I may
have enough potatoes for one meal for one person. Every single tuber
was full of holes and eaten away inside leaving just the skin. Inside
the tubers I found short 1.5 - 2cm black slugs and also two different
coloured worms. Any suggestions as to the best way to dispose of these
infected tubers would be appreciated, I don't want to put them on the
compost nor do I want to leave them on the ground.
Sounds like Keel slugs.
If the spuds are only slug damaged, no disease, you can safely compost
here are some slug tips:
adding sand to clay is not a good solution in most cases. a fine bark
works much better here in the PNW. More here:
If you are concerned about your soil, a 13$ good soil analysis would save a
whole lot of guessing and unnecessary work to correct a problem you might
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