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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:24 PM

Guess it is time to put up or shut up so will post a couple pictures
These are planted 8 inches apart, close like that shades the weeds so they do not get as big.

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:30 PM

Looks like your in potatoe country there. Nice garden. Noel.
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:31 PM

here is another, this is the other side of the patch.
Left row is Walla walla onions and garlic, second row is an onion assortment and shallots.
Then some corn.

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 08:34 PM

Soil looks red like here in pei. Noel

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Posted July 17, 2015 - 09:19 PM

Looks like your in potatoe country there. Nice garden. Noel.

Yes even many Jasper County natives do not realize that up to the mid 30s This county and several counties to the south and east of here, were the nations largest producer of potatoes. Located about 300 miles from the produce markets in Chicago and the Rock island railroad running through the county made transportation easy and fast.
In the mid 30s the states of the western plain like Idaho and Montana took over.
Dowden Manufacturing (maker of Potato Diggers, sorting equipment etc was in Prarie City about 14 miles from me .
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Posted July 17, 2015 - 09:24 PM

Soil looks red like here in pei. Noel


The soil is really more of a brown clay loam, it could appear red due to the fact I took the picture this evening when the sun was near setting. The soil is pretty well worn out, there was field corn planted for untold years in succession.
It will take me some time to get it built up. IT also rained about 1 1/2 inches yesterday too sso it is mud.
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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:02 AM

What are "shallots"?



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 09:44 AM

What are "shallots"?


They are a member of the onion family. They are milder in flavor than an onion.
Instead of being a single bulb like an onion, they have multiple bulbs simular to garlic cloves.
They are used in lots of dishes where a mild onion flavor is desired.
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Posted July 18, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Gotcha!



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Posted July 18, 2015 - 01:37 PM

I have grown and used shallots, but tend to favour an onion that will stand up and defend itself, lol. Unless I'm making a peanut butter and onion sandwich, then a sweet one is called for.
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Posted July 18, 2015 - 03:42 PM

I have grown and used shallots, but tend to favour an onion that will stand up and defend itself, lol. Unless I'm making a peanut butter and onion sandwich, then a sweet one is called for.

I am with you on that! I like onions about any a way you can fix them.
And eat them a lot.
If you took onions and garlic from her, Jo would not know how to cook and that gal can cook.
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