Well, in the world of potatoes it doesn't get much worse than Blight. Ask the Irish. In my case what the slugs haven't nibbled is slowly, but inevitably, destined to rot away thanks to the fungus Phytophthora infestans. Curses. Damn and blast. Grr.
Blight is a horrid, foul and fetid thing which spreads from tuber to tuber. My bucket of reject spuds had one or two bad 'uns - the stash in the garage on closer examination are dodgy too. There is no point bagging and storing them. Oh woe.
My mashed potato scheme now must work against the clock. Off I go to peel, boil, bash and butter what I can.