We finished planting the potatoes today, Thursday, 3/26. We planted the fir
st half on Tuesday but yesterday was raining so we had to wait until today.
Hard working in the wet dirt; it sticks to the tools and boots. Didn't Nap
oleon say something about the mud also sticks to the boots of the enemy?
I can not eat potatoes anymore (T2 Diabetes), so I will
have to live vicariously though you. (Lucky you!)
Did you plant any special variety(ies)? And is there
no more chance of a freeze?
And did you miss any potatoes last year that have popped up?
first half on Tuesday but yesterday was raining so we had to wait until to
day. Hard working in the wet dirt; it sticks to the tools and boots. Didn't
Napoleon say something about the mud also sticks to the boots of the enemy
We planted Purple Viking potatoes. After harvesting last year's crop, we ha
d a lot of small potatoes left over so we saved them as seed potatoes for t
his year. I used the flat blade of the mattock to carve out three parallel
trenches in a 25 foot bed and planted the seed potatoes in the trenches.
Very unlikely that we'll get any more hard freezes; if we do, I'll cover th
e bed with a tarp to keep the heat in. We usually plant our potatoes on Sai
nt Patrick's day, but it was rained out this year.
I haven't noticed any missed potatoes yet but my wife did find a celery pla
nt the other day that seems to have survived winter in the wild quite well.