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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:05 AM

Took a mess of Asparagus into my dad's last night. When I got back I went out to the garden and with the cold/Wet weather I was concerned that the potatoes might rot.

Well they did not, they are popping through the surface nicely!!


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:25 AM

Glad to hear they are growing, JD!



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:36 AM

I would have loved to see the dance.

 

 

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:38 AM

Its been a unique year for potatoes.  The local hardware store here is still selling them and folks are still buying, usually they are done by the middle of April. 

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:39 AM

I would have loved to see the dance.

 

 

Dick

Uh yeah I bet you would not have!! My wife loved to dance, so I went so far as to take dance lessons to please her.  Honest I tried!

But  she finally accepted the fact that I simply could not dance?


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 08:41 AM

Its been a unique year for potatoes.  The local hardware store here is still selling them and folks are still buying, usually they are done by the middle of April. 

 

Ben W.

No problem with planting them late at all. I had a greenhouse operator tell me yrs ago, he planted a few early but planted his big crop around June 10th. Soil temp should be around 50 degrees for them to germinate. Last summer my dad brought out some store bought potatoes that had sprouted in early June and I planted them for him. They did very well. I think sometimes the late crop misses the insect pest life cycle and do better.  My problem is after months of pushing snow and being house bound I tend to get antsy to play in the dirt, sometimes too early.

I planted the potatoes the week after Easter which was too early this year. Especially when we got snow last week?


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 10:05 AM

I won't be planting for a couple of weeks yet so you still seem early to me. It's always nice to see them popping up out of the ground isn't it.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 10:18 AM

I won't be planting for a couple of weeks yet so you still seem early to me. It's always nice to see them popping up out of the ground isn't it.

Yes it sure is. For some reason I can not explain of all the things we grow in the garden the one thing I most enjoy is growing potatoes.

 I can't say if it is the texture of the leaves or the deep shades of green, the varying colors of the blossoms or what but Potatoes please my eye. I consider them the prettiest plant in the garden.. And I don't at all mind eating them either.

I would grow a couple acres of them if I had a market for them.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Good to Hear!! :dancingbanana:



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:29 PM

Anything planted here would wash off to a different county. Glad yours are doing so good.

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 06:54 PM

Anything planted here would wash off to a different county. Glad yours are doing so good.

Might possibly wash off to a different country as well.



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Posted May 08, 2013 - 12:43 AM

We'll probably plant spuds next week at the earliest, but the sweet peas are already in the ground, and radishes and lettice and onion sets go tomorrow. The garden we planted last fall isn't up yet but I did scratch over the rows with the rake today to break the crust up. Had a fresh chive omelette for lunch, and snacked on baby asparagus while we were out listening to the birds chirping.




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