Split potatoes can't be helped

31st July 2020

Split potatoes can't be helped

Lifting your potatoes, some of them may show splits and clefts in the tubers, but with the skin intact; this isn't a pest or disease problem, but an effect of 'fluctuating environmental conditions' - unexpectedly hot conditions followed by much cooler weather and very erratic rainfall - so you can't really prevent it. Not to be confused with spiked potatoes, where you stabbed them with the fork!

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