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by down under Ben on January 08, 2005 05:01 AM
Hi all,

My first post.

I am starting to harvest my spuds and they
have what feels like goosebumps or pimples
on the skin.

Does anyone know what causes that?

Thanks!
Ben.
by dbb on January 08, 2005 10:41 PM
Sounds a bit like potato scab-the main cause is soil which is on the neutral side.Do you know the ph. of your soil - it may be worth checking it out in case that is the problem.Hope this helps.
Happy gardening!
by weezie13 on January 08, 2005 10:49 PM
Just found a URL from the Cornell University with a picture of the Potato Scab dbb just suggested...

Potato Scab pictures and info

Is this it???

Weezie

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by Cory's Produce on January 09, 2005 12:12 AM
Weezie

Thanks for that link, that site has information and helpful pictures on just about anything you could imagine

~ Cory ~
by down under Ben on January 09, 2005 06:42 AM
Hi all,

Thanks for the help.

I don't have a picture but it wouldn't show up as there are no spots like the pics of potato scab.

the potatoes are white and if I rub my hand over the ones I have taken out, it feels like there's little goosebumps on 'em.

doesn't seem a problem really, just though it might be too much or little of something.
I have red potatoes growing amongst them and they are perfect so it must be sometthing like water or yeah the PH level.

Must get a ph tester as it would be interesting to see the level.

Thanks!

Ben

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