[Homestead] Potato Question
cayadopi at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 25 01:46:33 EDT 2009
I planted some in tires on March 1st (new mexico)
Others here planted in ground mid-Feb.
I planted in rows in the garden 1st week of March.
In tires, they are coming up well,,,, even with a number of nights dropping below 32 ---- but they get lots of heat from tires, and they are well mulched.
No sign of 'taters in the garden yet, but I'm thinking any time now.
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--- On Fri, 3/20/09, Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com> wrote:
From: Lynn Wigglesworth <lynnw1366 at hotmail.com>
Subject: [Homestead] Potato Question
To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
Date: Friday, March 20, 2009, 7:28 AM
I bought my seed potatoes yesterday (Yukon Gold). Some things I read say to
chit them and plant them "as soon as the ground can be worked", but
say that they are sensitive to frost once they are growing. I usually can't
get the bed ready until near the last frost anyway (it's usuallly too cold
and wet here to work the soil until May), but this year, with this
phenomonally nice weather, the bed is prepared already, but we could have
frost for another 2 months.
When do you all plant potatoes related to your last frost? And do you put
them in hills or trenches? I'm thinking of planting early, but mulching
so the frost won't hurt them.
Tioga Co. PA
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