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logi06

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Growing potatoes
« on: October 09, 2017, 17:57 »
I have read comments about scabby potatoes and note it could be lack of water maybe?

I grew them in builders bag, I read they get bacteria. Could this be made worse be the bags rather than in the ground, in additional, hence why they were dry.

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Re: Growing potatoes
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 18:09 »
Dryness can result in common potato scab, yes.  Also an alkaline soil.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=230

I wouldn't have thought the bags themselves had the pathogen, but depending on your watering regime and the soil you used (if instead of compost), drying out might have been an issue.
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