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Old June 23, 2018   #1
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Default Dug The Potatoes

Yesterday morning we dug the potatoes before it got really hot out there. My sister Pickles is the the Tatie Tender and she grew two 11' rows, one of Red Pontiac and one of Yukon Gold. It's what the local feed 'n seed was selling this spring. It’s just her second year growing them.



She guessed 45 lbs and I guessed 58 lbs. We ended up with 24 lbs of Yukons and 30 lbs of Red Pontiac for a total weight of 54 lbs. That beats last year's combined 40 lbs from those two rows.

We laid the potatoes on a table in the shade to dry and late this afternoon I brushed them off, put them in nursery flats and brought them in the house. There were some pretty big Yukons.



They're now the in a closet where the garlic is hanging and where they stored pretty good last year. There's no cellar here, root or otherwise so we're making do. So far, it works.

Pickles is going to can some as they're easy additions to a quick lunch or supper. When she experimented with canning some last year, I was totally surprised how good home-canned potatoes are. Guess we got enough now to last a while!
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Old June 23, 2018   #2
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They look great.
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Very nice. How many pounds of each did you start with?
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Great job, I am going to try some fall potatoes I think, this year.
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Very nice. How many pounds of each did you start with?
Maybe 2 or 3 lbs. I bought ten little seed potatoes of each. They were maybe 1.5" each so that I could just plant them whole after chitting and not cut them. Total cost was $1.80. Can't remember how much a pound.
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That's a very nice return on your investment
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Very nice harvest
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I always wanted to try one of these but never grew enough to make it worthwhile.





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I just dug a few potatoes to enter in the county fair, along with a couple other things...
Red Potato: French Fingerling (6)
Yellow Potato: Yukon Gold (6)
Most Freakish Vegatable: either Magic Molly or Rose Finn Apple fingerlings... I could make ink from Magic Molly and the Rose Finn's grew like ginger root
Green Pepper: Gypsy Hybrid (only thing that's ripe in a semi bell and I'm not going to waste 6 Oranjevo Chudos as green peppers)
Jalapeño: Purple Jalapeno (6)

There is only one tomato category because it's so early here Large Red Tomato.... Someone goes to WM and buys 6 perfect Arkansas tomatoes enters them and wins every year...
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Old June 28, 2018   #10
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Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread!

Meanwhile back to potatoes...

I dug a few Magic Molly's and my fingerling Patriotic Mix (Red White and Blue)






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Old June 28, 2018   #11
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Nice looking taters, folks!
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Nice looking taters, folks!
Just made some Forth of July Potato Salad, darn good!
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Just made some Forth of July Potato Salad, darn good!

Looks like both of us were making practice runs.

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Sorry didn't mean to hijack the thread!

Meanwhile back to potatoes...
That's OK. Those are fine potatoes! So pretty. That's an amazing color in those Mollys. Is the potato salad purple?
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Beautiful all. Looking forward to mine, a mix of gold and purple, still too early for us here in the NE.
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