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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted August 13, 2016 - 04:36 PM

Dug every thing out today in this patch. Had fun and got some nice size potatoes. These are Yukon gems and some other type of tater. Got stuck, but used mf12 to pull it through.

Noel

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Posted August 13, 2016 - 04:48 PM

Very nice yield and some great helpers also. 

Thanks for sharing

 

Mike


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Posted August 13, 2016 - 05:28 PM

No child labor laws up there eh?
I'm sure your not paying peanuts!
But, I rather suspect your paying them small potatos!

Joe
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Posted August 13, 2016 - 05:46 PM

Glad you got those taters out! Looks like a good crew helping!


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Posted August 13, 2016 - 07:54 PM

Looks like a good crop.  Plants still look nice and green?  We never dug taters till the plants dried up.  We dug ours  about 3 weeks ago.  Plants were all dried up and lot of the taters came up with the plants.  Always good to have help that don't mind getting some dirt under their nails.


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 04:23 PM

We've been pulling a plant or 2 and eating them baked if big enough, tater salad for the small ones.  Mines still green, but are starting to die off.  Some of them are, I've still got some plants just blooming.  Those make great tater salads.


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 05:06 PM

Doesn't take you long to get the garden cleaned up.  


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Posted August 16, 2016 - 06:02 PM

Planted buckwheat the same day, in that patch, after the taters were out.
Long day.

Noel.
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Posted August 16, 2016 - 08:15 PM

Good looking taters. I'll probably dig the rest of mine this week. We dug a row up about three weeks ago but the rest have died off now. You got a nice clean slate for next year too.
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Posted August 19, 2016 - 05:16 PM

Looks like you had a lot of fun. You have some huge potatoes there! My plants are all dead and nearly dried up. I was hoping to dig this weekend but the ground is pretty wet and we are supposed to get more rain tonight and off and on all weekend.  We have had so much rain in the last week that I am a bit worried they may start to rot in the ground.  I have a rainwater collection setup on my little barn (330 square feet of collection area) and got over 500 gallons from Friday night to Tuesday afternoon. I am going to try to dig a few here tonight anyway.

 

Jim






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