Potato plant damaged by slugs - dig them up?

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mark_streat

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Potato plant damaged by slugs - dig them up?
« on: June 18, 2012, 19:53 »
I have been growing potatoes in bags and the leaves on a few of them have been badly eaten up by slugs/snails in the last few days (almost no leaves left on some).  They are swifts which were planted about 9 weeks ago.  Had a bit of a dig around with my hands and there are some nice looking potatoes in there but slightly small still. 

Any chance the potatoes will still grow a bit bigger if I leave them another week or 2 or does the lack of foliage completely stop more growth?  I could just use them as small new potatoes but if they are likely to grow a bit more I'd prefer to go with that.

Any tips on this would be appreciated.


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Re: Potato plant damaged by slugs - dig them up?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2012, 19:55 »
if all the foliage is eaten they won't get bigger, but if there's any left to feed them they should swell a little more.
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