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potatoes

Postby SONNY » Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:48 pm

Well they are planted--- 225 pounds making 8 full rows, then got 5 cabbage plants in and got rained out---onions look good so far! thanks; sonny
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Re: potatoes

Postby Tezell » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:49 am

Hilled the potatoes and fertilized this past weekend. Won't be long now. Corn is knee high, peas up and growing. Had to replant my okra so it will be a little late this year. Cucumbers and squash looking good.
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Re: potatoes

Postby torchred89 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:25 am

When I was 10 years old. We use to plant 500lbs of potatoes. My job was to fill a 5 gallon bucket with the seed potatoes and drop them in the row. Yesterday I helped a friend plant 250lbs of potatoes. At 67 years old I filled the 5 gallon bucket with potatoes and started the row. My back was killing me I had to set the bucket down and keep moving it. I guess I was stronger at 10 years old then I am now. :mrgreen:

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Re: potatoes

Postby Jack » Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:41 pm

Tezell wrote:Hilled the potatoes and fertilized this past weekend. Won't be long now. Corn is knee high, peas up and growing. Had to replant my okra so it will be a little late this year. Cucumbers and squash looking good.

your potatoes are looking good,
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Re: potatoes

Postby Jack » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:23 am

I planted our potatoes in the half whiskey barrels Saturday, last year we had a pretty good yield using barrels.
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Re: potatoes

Postby Didymus » Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:36 pm

What do you use to plow up the potatoes when you harvest them?

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Re: potatoes

Postby Tezell » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:59 am

I put a 10" shovel on my front cultivators. It works really well for me.
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Re: potatoes

Postby PVF1799 » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:55 am

Tezell wrote:I put a 10" shovel on my front cultivators. It works really well for me.


I am familiar with sweeps. What does a 10" shovel look like and how do you setup in your Cub with that shovel.

Digging up taters has always been a challenge at our farm.

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