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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted July 14, 2017 - 03:14 PM

Green mountains. One row. The only row of green Mountains. Can't wait to try them. Got 21 lbs out of the one row. Been in the ground 79 days. So after digging, I cultivated the ground to mix it up and smooth it off. Then made a row and planted Irish cobblers. Same amount of time left in the season, about 80 or more days. So I want to see if I can get two crops out in one season. Dig the cobblers at the end of sept or first week of oct. Will see what happens.

 

And I must add, No chemicals, pesticides, fertilizer, nothing added to the ground, and bugs controlled by torch.   

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Posted July 14, 2017 - 05:00 PM

very nice thanks for the pictures


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Posted July 14, 2017 - 05:20 PM

IU just love your hilling attachment. Glad you got a decent crop!


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Posted July 14, 2017 - 05:36 PM

Thanks for keeping us updated. Fun to watch the progress.

This morning I looked out the window and saw the wife walking around in the potato plants. Then I noticed our Jack Russell (Sugar) doing a head stand under one of the plants and her tail wagging like crazy. I thought " good girl you got a Gopher) and then watched as the wife walked over there and proceeded to start picking things up. Sugar had decided the potato's were ready and was digging some for us. When my wife told me the story I had a real chuckle. So we now have a new ( 10 year old ) potato digger. :D  

Wish I had known what was going on and taken a photo. 


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Posted July 14, 2017 - 05:52 PM

Noel.....I noticed in the pics that your plants are still flowering. I was told to wait until the flowers die off. Was I told right or should I be digging now too?


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Posted July 14, 2017 - 06:49 PM

You do your potatoes a lot different than we ever did.  We planted about a foot apart, drop one step on it, drop another step on it right on down the row.  Did not do the main digging till the vines started to dry up.  Rows a lot closer together, got a lot more crop out of that same ground space.  How long is the row you got the 21 lbs out of?


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Posted July 14, 2017 - 09:26 PM

Poncho62, you were told right, but, if you want new potatoes , ya dig them before the flower dies. I don't know about other locations, but here on pei, we like our new potatoes.
If you want mature potatoes, wait till the flower dies.

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Posted July 14, 2017 - 09:42 PM

Chieffan, your statements are all correct. I widen the rows and space the seeds to help with blight troubles. Blight is caused in some ways, by having damp leaves. The quicker the leaves dry after a rain or morning dew, the less chance of blight. I also like having wide rows to get the garden tractors through. If I had the right attachments for my old ferguson tractor, I would use it and have narrower rows. Yes, I could triple my yield if I used up all the space.
21lb of new potatoes in a 140' row. If I let the potatoes mature, I would say about 60 lbs in 140'.

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Posted July 15, 2017 - 12:56 AM

To me there is as much difference between the taste of new potatoes and mature ones as there is between veal and a finished beef. I enjoy them both for what they are. There's nothing quite like those first new potatoes, swimming in butter and sprinkled with fresh dill.


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Posted July 15, 2017 - 06:47 AM

If I dug 21lbs of potatoes in a 140' row.... I would never plant again! I dug some last night and only pulled 2 plants and had 10 pounds of taters. Plant them closer and dust them with coppersulfate to kill the blight if you get some.
Boy if I dont get at least 200% of what I planted I freak out!(only cause my wife is 100% Russian and they love taters and can grow the hell out of them)
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Posted July 15, 2017 - 07:38 AM

Were they new potatoes. Two plants equals ten pounds. Wow those are some plants. What type of potatoe.

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Posted July 15, 2017 - 09:25 AM

Green Mountain, best I have done was yeild of 200 lbs from 3 lbs of seed potato! Normally for every pound I get 20lbs plus. The 200 lbs was a crazy good yield and from only 4, 12ft rows. Filled 2 1/4 yrd wheelbarrels full heaped, I haven't done that since..that was in 2004.

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Posted July 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Love your tater patch. I like the rig also. It's going to be interesting to see your second harvest. To each his or her own in the garden like most things. I did hear something new the other day. For storage purposes once the flowering is done cut the plants off. This is suppose to cause the skins to dry & get tougher. We plant our seeds a step apart too but have noticed some blight this year because of a lot of short rain periods. Last year we had three 25' rows & got two bushel baskets full. This didn't count all the new ones we dug earlier.
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Posted July 15, 2017 - 01:19 PM

I've never been much of a potato person but we sure like Yukon Gold potatoes. Thanks to Sugar we had our first meal yesterday and they were delicious. Made them with fresh peas and carrots. 


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Posted July 15, 2017 - 03:00 PM

The next two rows in my patch, next to the green mountains that I dug are Yukon gold.

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