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I love to garden and even more I love to eat the fresh vegetables I grow. Follow along with me as I battle mother natue for a good harvest...
Well, I spent Sunday afternoon (after a few honey do's) planting my Potato crop for 2012. I decided to rotate potatoes to the back section of my garden this year. The soil is nice and sandy in the front part of the back "40".
I second tilled the soon to be potato patch once more before laying out the rows and attaching the furrower to the Troy Built Horse and trenching in 6 x 40' rows. Thank god for the tiller and furrower, that would be quite a chore by hand.
I had preiously purchasd my seed potato from Farmers & Planters, my local Southern States Dealer in Salisbury, MD. I have 10 pounds each of Kennebec (whte), Yukon Gold (yellow) and Chiefton (red) Potatoes. The recommended spacing is 12" so I cut enough seed potatoes to have 80 pieces to plant of each variety.
Row 1 of the back "40" will be reserved for crop to be disclosed later this week. (stay tuned)
Rows 2 & 3 are the Chiefton's (red)
Rows 4 & 5 are the Kennebec's (white)
Rows 6 & 7 are the Yukon Gold'd (yellow)
I almost bought some blue potatoes to finish out a patriotic theme but the seed potatoes at Lowes didn't look too good.
After a few hours of work Potatoes are in and on to Cabbage, Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts tomorrow...