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Potatoes with white specs

Hi,

 

Just dug these Wiljas out of some bags i grew them in. I noticed they have little white specs, is this ok? I grew some of the same seed potatoes in the gorund and they had no specs when i dug them up.

The soil was quite wet, when i emptied the bag.

Also i fished a few slugs out of the bag. Should i keep the soil separate in case they layed eggs in it? I was going to tip it into my veg bed, but dont want the little blighters in there if there are eggs.

 

Thanks

Jason

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,317

    I've seen this before and it disappears when the soil on them dries.  I think it's a harmless soil fungus.  Or slug eggs..

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 138
    I hope its not eggs Bob as theres a lot of them!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,795

    I wouldn't worry about the possibility of slug eggs in the compost - spread it out on the veg patch and leave it a few days - if there are any slug eggs there the robins and blackbirds will get them image

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  • Jason CookJason Cook Posts: 138
    Thanks Dove
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