Spuds

Discussion in 'General Gardening' started by SlickMick, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. SlickMick

    SlickMick New Member

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    Got a lovely crop of spuds (potatoes) yesterday out of my few square yards of backyard garden.. nice red skinned "desiree" .. yum

    Mick
     
  2. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    I have about four more rows to dig up, was going after some this morning and when I walked outside it was just pouring the rain.

    We have had so much rain this year the weeds finaly took the garden over.

    Rain quit so I took the tractor and box blade over to the neighbors and graded his driveway out where it had been washing away.

    Now I have the tractor torn apart looking for a very small short and finaly found it, bad amp guage was discharging the battery in four to five days.

    G3
     

  3. rast

    rast New Member

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    Ah, the life of a farmer. My red skins (pontiact's) came up great this past spring and then my irrigation canal dried up and I lost the whole garden. There have been a few times I was flooded out.
     
  4. SlickMick

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    From the sound of it I am lucky that I live in the burbs. I have a 10,000 litre tank that catches all the rain water off my roof that I use for irrigation on my vegie patch.

    Going to plant some more

    Mick
     
  5. BjornBee

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    Never planted spuds. Maybe next year.
     
  6. Hobie

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    I tried to plant spuds this year. Nothing came up. Then I found out that the potatoes you buy in the store are treated so they won't sprout. Doh! Got some nice ragweed and nightshade, though.
     
  7. SlickMick

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    That's a problem Hobie. I buy seed potatoes from a merchant that have been certified disease free and they sprout really well. I found th emerchant not far from me by searching the web. They like plenty of humus and are hungry feeders.

    Have another go you may be surprised :eek:

    Mick
     
  8. BjornBee

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    So should I assume that the spuds that sprout in my drawer are ok to plant as they sprout after awhile :?: Or will they just die after awhile?

    I never knew they treat spuds for sprouting.
     
  9. SlickMick

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    They will probably work for you to some extent, however seed potato do better.. You'll get between a 5:1 and 7:1 ratio on new spuds with seed potatos

    They also treat garlic for sprouting

    Mick
     
  10. BjornBee

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    Thank you Mick,

    Garlic...Now that I had planted this year from a huge bulb bought at market. And nothing!

    I had also planted some spring onions I bought from market, and not one came up.

    I never knew they sprayed things like this.