Friday, June 3, 2011

The Potatoes Broke Through!

I took a peek beneath the mulch on the potato beds and discovered that the potatoes have reached the surface:

Kennebec Potatoes

Dark Red Norland Potatoes

The Kennebec potatoes were planted on May 14th and the Dark Red Norland on May 20th.

9 comments:

  1. That's always good to see, and I know you'll have a nice harvest from them - as always.

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  2. I was so happy when mine finally started to come up. It was the first time I'd planted them deeply. I had a few that never made it up, but mostly they are doing well.

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  3. EG: I hope so.

    Daphne: 9-inches of soil to work through seems like a lot. I am really pleased that they are growing.

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  4. How wonderful! What a great site.

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  5. Such a wonderful site when the veg garden grows and we anticipate the wonderful food we will soon be enjoying...

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  6. Unfortunately, only a handful of my potatoes sprouted. The rest were eaten by either moles or voles!

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  7. Congrats on your potato sprouts!!

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  8. Potatoes are persistent growers and seem to quite handily manage the 9 inch deep planting - so long as the bed was deeply dug/amended at the planting time through double digging or the excellent variation that you did. No hilling to do and I think you will find that they thrive and produce a great deal more per square foot of garden bed used than other methods provide.

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  9. This makes me excited! Last year we had such good luck with our potato experiment that today we just planted our Dark Red Norlands, can't wait to see them hit the surface, love how bushy and green the tops become. :)

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