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    marcofez is offline Rooter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    I do, yes I store them in the salad drawer of the fridge from harvest until Feb, when I chit them
    Thanks Two Sheds, might give it a go myself.
    Another question, which potatoes crop well with the least or no slug damage or what do you do to minimise slug damage? cheers

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    grahamR is offline Seedling
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    There are some varieties that are described as "slug resistant", though that doesn't mean they can't suffer. I've done well this year on the slug front. Grew Winston, Kestrel and Cara. Very, very few potatoes were damaged by slugs, though I did, late on, dig up two Cara with slugs sticking out of them. Don't know if the clean results were down to the dry summer or the claimed resistance, or the pellets put down along the path edge (slugs seem to like sheltering under the boards).

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    I always plant slug resistant varieties, and when planting, sprinkle a few slug pellets, between the seed potatoes, as I plant them.
    Last edited by Dorothy rouse; 01-12-2013 at 04:02 PM.

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    NorthEastPhil is offline Germinator
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    I'd like to ask the question about ground preparation, last year we dug a hole in the ground, dropped a potato in and walked away, I later dug up a good pot of potatoes. However, 2014, new approach. Where do I start to get the best on year one?
    I have a small garden at the back that at the moment is covered in grass, only used for exercise when mowing, it's on a slope however. I want to start a raised bed is it best to dig up the grass and "turf" it away :-) or do I need to dig that over, build up the sides of the bed and fill with new top soil? Do I need anything else in the soil?

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    been looking on the advance search
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    And another bump after discovering it
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