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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

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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.

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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.
 

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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

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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.
 

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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:

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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

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