potatoes in same ground

paddy lane asked 12 years ago

Can I plant potatoes next year in the plot i used this year?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Potoatoes can be grown in the same ground but there is a risk of disease and pest buildup, notably blackleg disease, especially if seed potatoes are saved, and the biggest threat comes from a build-up of potato eelworm, which greatly reduce yield.

If a patch of plants across a few rows shows signs of poor weak growth, eelworm is to be suspected, and the tiny round eelworm cysts can be seen on the potato plants roots and underground stems.