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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    One of the common questions I see about potatoes is when should they be harvested? The simple answer is potatoes can be harvested anytime. Typically, potatoes will start forming several weeks after the seed potato was planted and the plant top formed. However, if you want maximum production...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    It is a wonderful feeling to spend a day, or a couple of days, planting, and in a couple of weeks sprouts break through the ground. Three weeks ago my son, my parents, and myself planted 27 pounds of seed potatoes. This made up 4 rows. Two weeks ago my son and I planted 14 rows of sweet corn...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Some people pant their potatoes whole, while others cut their potatoes into sections. When I buy my seed potatoes, I look for eh smallest potatoes in the bin. Say no larger than my fist. Then I cut the potatoes in half and let them dry before planting. Sometimes the store does not have a...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What fertilizer does everyone use for potatoes? When planting potatoes I start out with 13-13-13. This is a well balanced fertilizer that I feel helps get the plant established. Around six weeks after planting I side dress with 10-20-10 and then work up a mound around the plants. 13-13-13...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Got my potatoes in the ground a few days ago, which is about a month behind schedule. Usually, I like to plant anywhere from the middle to the end of February. However, this year has been unusually wet. The field just now dried up enough to use the tractor and tiller in. I skipped the...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Bought 5 pounds of seed potatoes the other day. Now its just a matter of the ground drying out enough so the cuttings can be planted. I have not cut the potatoes yet. Rained the past two days, and supposed to get more rain over the weekend. Garden area is so drenched, my boot sink into the...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The potatoes were planted March 1st. Here we are three weeks later and the potatoes are starting to break through the soil. This is one of my favorite times after planting, is seeing the first sprouts break through the soil. When the cuttings were planted, they were not planted in a mound...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Lets make a potato planting thread to help people who considering getting started. There are a lot of different ways to grow potatoes, such as in hay, tires, a box, and in the ground. Personally, I grow my potatoes in the ground. Not only are potatoes easy to grow, but they also store well...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi all, I'm going to attempt to start a garden this year and I'd like to start of with potatoes. I'm almost completely new to the idea of gardening other than watering my mum's garden a couple of years ago, but that went down the drain with the introduction of caterpillars into the lettuce...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    http://i1062.photobucket.com/albums/t498/bdcermd/th_garden3.jpg My first attempt at growing potatoes has left me a bit perplexed. They were growing nicely until about a week ago, then began to dry up. I figured this was the time to go ahead and harvest. Pulled up about 30 # of spuds today...
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Left to right, Garlic,Spinach,Lettuce/Turnips,Peas,Collards/Cabbage/Kale,Tomatoes,Peppers Asparagus In the Raised Beds,Couple more weeks to harvest for the year :) I Built this planter this year, we put in Carrots and Beats! Juicing Material! This is our 2nd Garden, I Rent the Lot next to us...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I am trying to grow some potatos for the first time and need some advise on the mounding that you are supposed to do. I am already a bit late I think as some of the plants are over 12". instead of just using dirt I was thinking of using a mix of the waste from the rabbits. its a mix of hay...
  13. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So a few months ago I planted some potatos in a 5 gallon bucket. I started it in my basement as it is still pretty cold here in Indiana. Here is what I did. Drilled 3-4 holes in the side of the bucket about 2-3" from bottom 2"-3" of rock in bottom 3" of potting soil placed potato with eyes...
  14. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Ok, I am new to growing potatoes. Last year was my first year and I had very good results. This year I am going to give it another go. I have my seed potatoes baught, 10lbs of yukon gold, 2 lbs of German butterball and 2 lbs of aderondac blue. My garden is only so big so I would like to try...
  15. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I did a quick search and didn't see this yet. If it has already been posted, my apologies. http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/gardening/how-to-grow-100-pounds-of-potatoes-in-4-square-feet-081760
  16. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I have no clue how I found this site, linking from one site to another most likely, but it looks interesting. Has anyone tried it? I have a limited garden area and would love to be able to grow this many potatoes. TIA
  17. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Well, i put some potatoes in a brown bag a few months ago and put them ontop of my TV to stay warm. Well they sprouted in a few weeks and then i cut them and planted them. WELL, i didn't expect them to grow because the grown wasn't that good and i didn't have anything to fertilize with (little...
  18. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A couple of weeks ago my wife and I went by the local feed and fertilizer store and picked up some potatoes. Today I cut them up, put them on some card board and plan on planting them tomorrow.
  19. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    So i have grown them on accident in my mulch pile a few years ago. i have planted some that were sitting on the counter a few years ago. I get some good green leaves but when i dig them up there are no little taters.. i have planted several varieties, with no luck. this year some i planted last...
  20. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi all, I had the late blight in my garden this summer, which wrecked my potatoes. I tore out and burned my potato plants, and did my darndest to dig out all the spuds. Now I'm planning for next year's garden, and I was hoping for a little advice from you all. Last summer I grew white...
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