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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...

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Taters are in!

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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)



 Red Chiefton Potatoes

Rows 2 & 3 are the Chiefton's (red)



White Kennebec Potatoes

Rows 4 & 5 are the Kennebec's (white)



Yellow Yukon Gold Potatoes

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...

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I grew up on a farm and have always enjoyed growing vegetables. I aspire to grow perfect sweet corn and have tried many times to grow Monster pumpkins. Maybe this year will be my year....


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