Something is eating my sweet potatoes! - Knowledgebase Question

Connersville, IN
Question by Heckster56
September 7, 2008
I dug up my sweet potatoes to find literally nothing there! Something has eaten every sweet potato I had. What is eating them? Thanks for your help.

Answer from NGA
September 7, 2008


If you're sure they didn't rot away but instead were consumed, the only likely culprits are gophers and moles. They also like bulbs and other thick plant roots. If this is the problem, growing them in cages of hardware cloth might be your only method of sucessfully harvesting sweet potatoes.

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