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frazzy

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tiny white marks on my potatoes
« on: June 30, 2007, 08:59 »
i dug some potatoes up yesterday and they are covered in tiny pinprick white spots should i be worried i,ve never seen any thing like it on my potatoes before . are they the start of rot or something more sinister my allotment is very wet but not flooded.
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Re: tiny white marks on my potatoes
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007, 11:10 »
Quote from: "frazzy"
i dug some potatoes up yesterday and they are covered in tiny pinprick white spots should i be worried i,ve never seen any thing like it on my potatoes before . are they the start of rot or something more sinister my allotment is very wet but not flooded.


Same hear frazzy, i think its a type of fungus, don't worry about it, i'm not :)  :wink:

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007, 11:12 »
I think the spots are caused by very wet soil.  Reckon you'll be fine.

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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007, 13:56 »
RE white spots on potatos. Are the tops showing signs of die back, if so I think its a sign of potato blight.  Had it on mine and some of tubers were starting to rot. Probably aggrivated by wet weather.
If it is blight you need to get them up as quickly as possible, even then they probably wont keep long.
Its tough on gardeners this year.
As the great Percy Thrower used to say
" OI THINK THE ANSWER LIES IN THE SOIL"

frazzy

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tiny white marks on my potatoes
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2007, 17:29 »
thanx guys

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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007, 04:28 »
I dug some spuds up yesterday and 3 of them add white spots just washed them and they look ok to me. This year I feel is not gonna be a great one for me everything down my allotment looks sad if you know what I mean.
I CAME LATE TO THIS GAME, BUT IT'S IN THE BLOOD. I TRY TO BE ORGANIC BUT SORRY HAVE TO USE THE SLUG PELLETS.

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tiny white marks on my potatoes
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2007, 22:39 »
Found it...  cause my spuds are suffering too.

Its .... wait for ... drum roll... Swollen Lenticels..

Impressed eh ???

anyway this guy has a good piccie on his blog.

White Spots (Lenticels) on Potatoes
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2007, 22:52 »
Swolen lenticels eh, that sounds painful :roll:  :roll:  :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2007, 08:44 »
Quote from: "mandycharlie"
Found it...  cause my spuds are suffering too.

Its .... wait for ... drum roll... Swollen Lenticels..

Impressed eh ???

anyway this guy has a good piccie on his blog, click on the piccie of the spud to enlarge it.

http://www.quixotic.org.uk/Projects/Garden/Diary.shtml


Good find as I had the exact same white spots on  mine, tasted nice still so I didn't worry :)

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2007, 08:40 »
some of mine were the same yesterday so we dug them all up(ground was so wet)took them home cleaned and dried them and they are now in the outhouse in boxes :) ,so hopefully they will last a while although its jacket spuds for hubby's pack up all week :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007, 08:56 »
been down to the plot this morning to dig up my 1st spuds (dug up spuds at home and they are fine) and they aren't well. No blight, but a bit of wireworm and rot has set in. from 3 plants I got maybe 10 spuds... not happy.

the ground was soaking wet 5 inches down.

hoping my pink fir apples will be ok in a few months time, as I put them in about 3-4 weeks ago and no sign of them yet....

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« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2007, 10:10 »
I've only dug up my salad Juliet spuds, and they've been OK, but not a very high yield - but I put this down to not manuring, and planting straight into freshly cleared soil.

I planted all my maincrops and salad spuds through black plastic (the desirees had a layer of manure under the plastic) - so the soil has stayed quite dry even with all this rain.  There's been a bit of slug damage, but no fungus yet (fingeres crossed!).  I put this mulch down to keep the moisture IN (remembering last summer!), but it's actually done a fine job of keeping it out  :lol:



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