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One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, A Bushel

Well, I got some volunteers (left to right, Tyler, Grace and Connor) to help me harvest my red Noland potatoes this morning.  My help is built low to the ground, which makes it easy for them to pick up the…

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A Penchant for Gold

We all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend but diamonds are out of reach for me. The next best thing is Gold, Yukon Gold Potato that is …  They are good for baking, stir frying, and just about anything….

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A Different Way To Plant Late Season Potatoes

Several weeks ago, I blogged about harvesting my early season potatoes. This planting was done in mid-March using a conventional planting method. I tilled the bed using my Troy Bilt tiller with the furrow attachment connected behind the tines. It…

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Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes

On the first of July, with the help of my grandsons, I harvested my Norland and Yukon Gold potatoes. In mid March, I planted a 12 foot double row of the Norlands and about 30 feet (double row) of Yukon…

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Growing potatoes but not in-ground ( Part #3 )

What you see on the picture is the result of early blight on potato plants. It’s normal and desired when you grow early varieties of potato seeds. It’s the end of June and it’s time to harvest my Yukon gold…

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Who-dun-it: Case of the Toppling Potato Plant

Who-dun-it?Photo: Susan Levi-Goerlich Susan Levi-Goerlich wasn’t a happy gardener. Something was eating her snap peas about three inches above the ground—and then chard leaves began to go missing. Hmm, she thought, mice. Then—both on the same day—a beet and a…

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Growing potatoes but not in-ground ( Part #2 )

This is an update to my Yukon Gold potato plants growing on my deck. They are presently flowering exactly 2 months after planting. When the flowers die, and if I need a potato, I can harvest new potatoes from a…

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