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Potatoes

Postby Catherine » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:46 pm

I lost all the tops of my potatoes with blight last week, first early, second and main. I have chopped all the tops off the potatoes. Tonight I picked some main crop for our tea and when I peeled and cut them up I found a black beetle in a hole in the potato. Has anyone found this before?
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Re: Potatoes

Postby Geoff » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:32 am

Welcome back!
The black beetles are friends to be encouraged. They eat slugs. In all probability a slug made the hole then the beetle ate the slug. My Potatoes got blight last week too.
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Re: Potatoes

Postby Catherine » Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:32 pm

Thanks Geoff, I now remember that they are ok. We picked some more potatoes today and we had more slug damage. We have had chocolate spot on our broad beans and the sweet peas are dreadful with no flowers. I have tried different courgettes this year and am not happy with two of the plants, can't rememer the name but of the plant but there are very many male flowers and hardly any fruit so I read somewhere that you should cut off the male flower heads so I have been doing that. But I am disappointed.
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