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What's eating my sweet potatoes?

Posted by gardengimp 9B Seminole Cnty FL (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 24, 11 at 22:55

And what impact does it have on storage and on the next crop in this bed? Best I can figure from consulting MG Google, the pest is either white grubs or cutworms. Oh, and there are bugs. Go figure ....



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RE: What's eating my sweet potatoes?

  • Posted by whgille Oakland FL Zone 9B (My Page) on
    Tue, Oct 25, 11 at 8:23

Hi Dianne

It looks to me like it might be mole damage, we have those around. The safest way to go is to peel and cut the bad parts, and cook it to be used in meals or freeze.
I only save the ones that look blemish free to make slips for spring or eat later.
Dianne, hopefully for the next spring party I will have a lot of slips to share with others including the big one, colorette that I got from Echo.
And remember the apples in the front yard? One is Thomas Jefferson favorite heirloom apple and the tall one close to the garage is a Pink Lady apple and I let it fruit 2 apples this year and they were good!


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