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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted July 15, 2016 - 02:42 PM

Thought I try it. Where I dug out two rows of Irish cobblers yesterday, I planted one row of superiors today. Just wondering if I will have new potatoes again in late September. We will see. Just doing it for the heck of it.

Noel

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Posted July 15, 2016 - 03:39 PM

Good luck!


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Posted July 15, 2016 - 04:46 PM

I like to try things just for the heck of it sometimes too. I usually plant peas very early in the spring because they like the cool weather. A few years back, I thought trying a second crop later in the summer, but never got around to it, then forgot the idea altogether till I read this. I'm not going to try it this year either though, so I will probably forget about it again. I will be interested to hear how your second crop of potatoes does for you.

 

By the way, I meant to ask you about the plow you use for planting.I noticed it in your spring planting pictures. Is it an Ohio Steel sleeve hitch plow that has been modified? I used my Brinly sleeve hitch plow to dig furrows for planting potatoes and I was happy with how it went.

 

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Posted July 15, 2016 - 05:41 PM

I believe it's off a simplicity two wheel tractor. It's an 8 " plow. I did make a different hook up for it. I can side it sideways or up an down a bit. I have it mounted behind the wheel. So I can make the furrow, plant the potatoes beside the dug up ground, then turn around and follow my first tracks and cover the potatoes. All most the same as doing a crown in plow match plowing and the planted potatoe ends up in the middle of the crown, covered.

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Posted July 15, 2016 - 07:33 PM

Good luck and don't know why it won't work.  Broccoli and Cauliflower are a couple more fall crops that can stand a little frost.


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Posted July 15, 2016 - 10:31 PM

I think it will work good for you. I'm going to put out some more beets, try some heirloom beans & some cabbage.
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Posted July 15, 2016 - 10:54 PM

I put in second potatoes in last year, I stuck them in as soon as the first round came out and they did pretty decent considering how dry we were.

I was going plant some seconds this year, but I decided against it since we have so many potatoes from the first round. Also don't really have the time and place to plant them. I'm leaving my first potatoes in the ground till they are cured then I will dig them, they will keep longer that way.

Good luck, keep us updated on what they do.


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Posted July 16, 2016 - 05:19 AM

If you weather in fall is like ours ,you might be able to cover them at the first frost then get a few more weeks of growing before a killing frost .Good luck with your planting !
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Posted October 09, 2016 - 12:17 PM

Nothing grew, so will try next year and use different seed potatoes

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