Taters are going in the ground today, probably this afternoon. I have the cut up spuds ready to go. I'm sure Dad will say "you could cut those in smaller pieces". He studies the eyes forever before deciding to cut it up into as many pieces as possible. I hope to escape his supervision.....
The small Yukon Golds that I saved from last year have beautiful sprouts. They are ready to go into the raised bed.
They were stored in the garage over the winter and I totally forgot about them. I hauled my dahlias to the downstairs and left the potatoes in the garage, Hubby says the temp did not reach 32 degrees in the garage during that cold spell we had. They look fine and into the bed they will go today.
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever, right here in central Iowa. Posting since 2008. 👩🌾
Way to go! I just put in 100 hills. Yukon, red, norkota and kennebec. At Daddy’s. He said it needed tilled again first. Brother said it’s ready. It’s Dad’s way of control. Told him I’m doing it and I did. Now to put the 600 onions in. I think he overworks the soil. It’s mice and soft with some chunks. No big deal. And I didn’t put up the line string either. The rows are darn straight just eyeballing it.
Guess I’m feeling rebellious today! He’s had plenty of time to come out and have a conniption. Lol
If you look at a potato you will see it has several eyes. They are concentrated on the one end of the potato. Each eye will send out a bud and make a potato plant. If you want some nice big potatoes, you really need to cut those potatoes to one or two eyes per piece and plant the pieces. That way you get one or two plants growing in a spot instead of 7 or more. When the plants are up and growing good, hill them up. That is drag some soil from around the area and cover the ground a little deeper around the plant. This is to keep the sun off the developing tubers. If the sun hits the developing tubers, they turn green and get a strong flavor.