Finished potatoe planting !!!!

Propane1

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today. Had 18 lbs of blue potatoes left from last year. Some were still hard and still very useable for eating. They store well. I kept that many blues on purpose so I could plant another crop of them. And will do the same this coming harvest.
Any way. Cut them all up and planted. Have 12, 55’ rows of blues. I hope to sell some blues this year instead of giving away most of the potatoes I grow.
Did not plant any other variety. The blues took up all the space in Stratford. No planting potatoes in savage harbour. So I did not have to pay anything for seed. Spend $65.00 on seed last year.

Noel
 

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Propane1

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Have two 55’ long gardens, and one is 35’ wide , the other is 30’ wide gardens in one place Brian. Plus a smaller one in the same area. It’s about 25’ long by 16’.
I did plant in another place the last few years, but it was to much trying to look after the bugs in both places. So just doing one place this year with 3 gardens. Which is what I allways did.

Noel
 

Lily'sDad

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There was a woman (Ruth Stout) who's whole gardening philosophy was based around no-till and heavy mulching. She planted potatoes by simply laying the spuds on the ground and putting a layer of spoiled hay mulch over them. After they matured, she would simply pull back the mulch and collect the crop.
 

chieffan

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There was a woman (Ruth Stout) who's whole gardening philosophy was based around no-till and heavy mulching. She planted potatoes by simply laying the spuds on the ground and putting a layer of spoiled hay mulch over them. After they matured, she would simply pull back the mulch and collect the crop.
Had a friend that did his whole garden that way. Used leaves to cover it with as he lived in town with lots of leaves available. Worked good for him but my luck would be the weeds would come right up through the leaves or no rain would go down through them.
 

oldedeeres

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Ruth was called "the mother of mulch" in Harrowsmith mag. many years ago, and I tried her method several times. Interestingly enough, her brother was Rex Stout, the novelist.

I have taken some seed spuds out of the cold room to get started, will probably get them in the ground in a week or so. The ground is still pretty cold here, not even many weeds have germinated yet.
 
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