Slugs Love Potatoes



Potatoes can be used as a trap for slugs.

Potato blight is the most serious disease that potato growers worry about. But slugs can cause as much damage to potato plants as does the blight.

Slugs love to live under the leaves of potatoes and then munch on the tubers causing much damage. Just one little hole in a tuber causes the entire potato to rot.

Slugs tend to chomp on already damaged tubers in preference to undamaged tubers. In fact, flat pieces of potato or potato skins laid out in the garden make excellent traps for slugs.

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