Just harvested one of my Nemah plants and the tubers all have bumps all over the surface.
Some background: I’m in zone 8a NC and it’s been hot and humid - a couple days in triple digits back in May, and in highs in the low-mid 90s for most of the last two months. We also had a dry spell followed by a couple heavy rains in the last few weeks, and due to unforeseen events I haven’t been able to spend as much time in the garden as I’d meant to in the last month, so there were a lot of weeds in the bed. I actually pulled this plant up by accident as I was weeding - I haven’t harvested any of my other potato plants to see if this is happening to any others. The vines have died already, so I don’t know what the leaves looked like.
Is this just a really bad case of scab? I don’t really know if my soil is scabby since this is a newish garden area - I only started growing anything there two years ago, and this is the first time I’ve put potatoes there. One or two tubers that I cut into had signs of either hollow heart or insect damage, but not all of them.
I’m wondering if they’ll be good to eat, and also if they’re okay to replant - some are sprouting already, and I was hoping to replant them this fall and see if I can grow them into December since winters are fairly mild here.