Slugs eating my potato leaves

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Ygerna

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Slugs eating my potato leaves
« on: June 15, 2008, 20:40 »
Well, I am  both excited and disappointed. My potatoes are just starting to flower (got them in a bit late due to being pregnant). But, when I went up to water them this evening lots and lots of the lovely leaves have been eaten by slugs? :(  Now, this is the first time I have ever grown potatoes, and I know that slugs do eat things but, will this harm my yield? Also, whats the best way to stop them eating them. I want lots of potatoes please :wink:

Whilst up there, I noticed my dwarf beans were starting to come through too, and this is exciting because I only bought those after reading something on here, I wasn't really going to do anything like them this year. But, they are growing, woo HOO! Just got to stop them slugs from getting them first :evil:

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vegmandan

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Slugs eating my potato leaves
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 20:57 »
I wouldn't worry too much about the slugs eating the leaves now that the plants are in flower as you should have a decent crop underneath by now,I'd be more concerned about stopping the little blighters getting into your potatoes,especially if they're those little black keel slugs. :evil:

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Ygerna

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 21:29 »
Quote from: "vegmandan"
I wouldn't worry too much about the slugs eating the leaves now that the plants are in flower as you should have a decent crop underneath by now,I'd be more concerned about stopping the little blighters getting into your potatoes,especially if they're those little black keel slugs. :evil:


Argghhh.

*dashes off to look for photos on T'internet showing just what a Keel Slug looks like....*

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 21:29 »
Very much so, even more so about the young bean seedlings, honestly, the pot plants will be fine. 8)
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