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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:54 PM

Dug another row of potatoes today. Some unexpected things came up.

I thought this row was Yukon Gold and there were a few. But the vast majority were Russet.

I never bought any Russet seed, so the seed store must have had a mis-marked bag.

I'm not going to complain they easily yielded double what the same length row of Yukon Gold did.

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Posted August 05, 2013 - 07:56 PM

JD, What a great looking mess of taters you got there. How long was the row?


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Wow! What a great looking harvest! Love my taters!


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:03 PM

very nice batch taters you grew.


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:16 PM

JD, What a great looking mess of taters you got there. How long was the row?

That was a 70 ft row. I have another row that length of Kennebec that are not ready to dig and a row about 50 ft of novelty potatoes. They are Mountain Rose, Purple Majesty and Dakota Pearl.

I like growing spuds and would grow a few acres if I had a market for them,
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Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:18 PM

Wow! What a great looking harvest! Love my taters!


Well would you believe i brought in this picture to show the wife and she said that settles it we are having fried potatoes and onions for supper??
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Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:33 PM

Sounds yummy!!!!


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 08:59 PM

Fried 'taters and onions sound great for breakfast, lunch or dinner !


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 09:10 PM

Fried Taters and Onions, I can only eat them  oh--- Every MEAL !! :D

 

 

Doesn't get any better.. :thumbs:


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Posted August 05, 2013 - 10:53 PM

Wow, nice bunch of taters.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 12:52 AM

New potatoes swimming in butter and dill are pretty high up on our list of favourites. Have always liked Russets best, then a red called Sangre, and the solid purple ones, aside from looking pretty grim when boiled, taste great.
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Posted August 06, 2013 - 08:11 AM

New potatoes swimming in butter and dill are pretty high up on our list of favourites. Have always liked Russets best, then a red called Sangre, and the solid purple ones, aside from looking pretty grim when boiled, taste great.

Yeah different varieties are best for different things. Yukon Gold are a favorite at our house for most things.

We had about 45 people(just family) over to celebrate my parents 64th anniversary a week ago Saturday(Grilled Burgers, Brats, and hot dogs) and Jo said she used 7-10 lbs of Yukon Gold in the potato salad.

Russet in my opinion is best overall as a baking potato. Kennebec is the "Old Reliable" and keep well. I have heard of the Sangre.

But for a Red Potato, the Pontiac is the one I go with,, it's a standard around here(Did not plant any this year and regret it) I like it best as a frying potato.

This is my second year growing the Purple Majesty. Last Summer my 17 yr old grandson was over for breakfast. I wish you all could have seen the look on his face when Jo set a plate of purple fried potatoes in front of him. He took one bite and said it tastes like a potato and then dug in.

Who knows what novelty varieties I will try next year?

 

I can only grow as many as we can use and share  up until about January since I have no place to keep more.

 

The Taters are making it pretty obvious that there will be a project for next Summer. I really can't grow more until I get a Root Cellar put in. I have the location picked and about 1/2 the material so far. So by next Summer I should have all the block lined up.


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 08:18 AM

Looks like a great crop of potatoes!  I've dug two rows of potatoes so far, with one more row to go.  I encountered several rotten Yukon Golds when I dug them, plus like you say, they do not yield as well as the other varieties.  Mostly Pontiac Reds left now for me to harvest.  

 

How are you going to store your potatoes?


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Posted August 06, 2013 - 08:30 AM



Looks like a great crop of potatoes! I've dug two rows of potatoes so far, with one more row to go. I encountered several rotten Yukon Golds when I dug them, plus like you say, they do not yield as well as the other varieties. Mostly Pontiac Reds left now for me to harvest.

How are you going to store your potatoes?

Howard Storage is the one thing holding me back from growing more potatoes. I can only grow as many as I(and family) can use before the garage gets too cold and they would freeze. I need to build a root cellar!! I will be tearing down the house we lost to the flood in 2010 in the next couple weeks. It was a Modular 4 ft off the ground. So there are enough concrete blocks under it to build at least half of a Root Cellar. The I Beams can be cut to make the top and I think I have enough steel roofing to cover that and pour a Concrete top. My whole place is a hill and there is a spot on the east side of the house where I could dig back into the slope and make a root cellar without having to move too much dirt. Dad said he woul bring out the bocat and dig it when I'm ready.
So that is the big project for next Summer.  Living in Tornado Country it would also double as a storm cellar.

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