Posted: 26/08/2013 at 17:27
I have just harvested 2 batches of my potatoes (grown from seed potatoes). I have different varieties in different pots. Both types (1 variety per pot) have the same problem. The problem is that they all have brown scabs; plus some look like the skins have been stretched; in fact I'm worried they might?! have been burrowed into.
We are new to growing potatoes, but tried some last year and did NOT have this problem in 2012.
I wonder if it is several problems, perhaps one problem leading to the others.
I have included at this forum some photos of several of the potatoes.
I have 2 main queries:
1. Can anyone tell me if the potatoes are edible if the skins are removed/peeled? We HAD hoped to boil & eat these with tonight's meal, but sadly now will have to wait for a reply here!!
2. Can anyone help me identify the problem by name so that we can:
(i) research any disease online
(ii) hopefully avoid the same problem when we try growing tatties from a new batch of seed p
otatoes, next year.
BTW, we found a slug in one pot & at least 3 snails on the edges of both pots.