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04/06/2013 at 09:36

Hi there,

Any ideas why the plant is the linked picture seems to have been nuked? All the others are fine. My only idea is that it could have been a mole - their hills are very close to this raised bed. Or could it be something else?

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Thanks in advance for your help,


04/06/2013 at 10:18

I'd dig it up and have a look at the tuber and the base of the stems.

04/06/2013 at 10:50

As I wrote this post I was thinking to myself, "I should just dig it up and take a look".


04/06/2013 at 11:22

It does look indeed as if a parasite has had a go at it - the surrounding plants look so fresh and strong - get it before it spreads. 

07/06/2013 at 19:56

Well I dug it up and there were two or three small potatoes that were rotting mush. Found a leatherjacket - could that have been the culprit?

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