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Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:46 pm
They sure are puny.
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Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:49 pm
i think you planted maple leaf taters they are small and look like roots, Beauregard makes the beat taters
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:51 pm
ok, thanks Boss
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:49 am
That's not puny Dale that's art.
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:39 am
Dale Shaw wrote:They sure are puny.
One on the left will be tasty when it has time to cure. The giant ones are fun to dig but are not as tasty.
Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:37 pm
Well I dug the rest cause we got so much rain and the garden was a pure mudhole. So, I dug them all out by hand so they would not rot.
Just a little bigger. The ones on the cutting board were out of 3 hills yesterday. The other is just one of many today
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:41 pm
Well,--Dale,--at least ya got 1 tater from all that work!!LOL!
Ours are still growin, so wont be digging them yet for a while! thanks; sonny
Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:16 pm
yep Sonny, but i can feed a family of 8 with that one tater. LOL
Do not know why the one set of hills did so poorly. When i dug the rest today, I got a lot of taters that size and just a bit smaller.
Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:09 pm
I didn't think I would have any sweet potatos since the ground was a bit cold when I planted them even though it was early June. After seeing this post I dug one hill.
Wow I thought I will have a few even if only a half dozen hills grew and a couple that just sat for a month. Of course I dug the best hill first so I was a bit disappointed when I dug the rest.
The entire crop. Oh well, wait until next year. Vern
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:02 am
mine are still in the ground, when I planted them and they started growing, then the rabbits kept eatting the tops, now the rabbits are bigger, they cant get through the fence, the taters started growing again. so I dont know what to expect when I can get out to dig them.
Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:23 am
v w wrote: Oh well, wait until next year. Vern
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