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Post  walshevak Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:07 am

Found the start of blooms on the plant that came up first and caused such a problem getting it covered without burying the much smaller sprouts. Potatos planted on Mar 17. I'm not sure what I'll get as I went away for 2 weeks and the plants outgrew the straw I wrapped them in before leaving. They are in a "potato sack" my daughter gave me for Christmas and a rubbermaid 18 gal bin.

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Post  obrdrln Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:29 am

Because I had nothing to lose except two small Yukon Gold potatoes, I'm trying the tomato-potato thing with 2 tomatoes in individual containers. Should be interesting.....

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Post  kbb964 Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:00 am

My seed potatoes are due to be delivered tomorrow! I can't wait as Potatoes are new to me. I will be planting tuesday after a weekend away.
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Post  curio Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:17 am

Most of our Yukon Golds have broken the surface now, and the other four varieties (gourmet fingerling) are starting to pop up here and there in their boxes. Given our weather and the fact that a number of them weren't "pre-spouted", that's about right, time-wise.
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Post  hopeless151 Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:11 am

what is tomato/potato thing? Never heard of it...just curious.
obrdrln wrote:Because I had nothing to lose except two small Yukon Gold potatoes, I'm trying the tomato-potato thing with 2 tomatoes in individual containers. Should be interesting.....

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Post  camprn Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:42 pm

hopeless151 wrote:
obrdrln wrote:Because I had nothing to lose except two small Yukon Gold potatoes, I'm trying the tomato-potato thing with 2 tomatoes in individual containers. Should be interesting.....

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what is tomato/potato thing? Never heard of it...just curious.
Yeah, I don't understand... what is the tomato/potato thing

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Post  Furbalsmom Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:53 pm

obrdrin posted TOMATO POTATO THING and it sounds very interesting
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Post  countrystepping Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:46 pm

Potato planting in my Raised Bed is not producing a good harvest. This year I used mushroom soil and my results were not very good. I am going to try horse manure next year. I will mix it in before heading south for the winter. Anyone care to comment?

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Post  cheyannarach Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:14 am

Country stepping, are you mixing a blend of different composts and raising the potato beds? I have have a very good potato year doing that so I am just curious! Better luck to you next time though!
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Post  countrystepping Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:48 am

The first year I used "store-bought" compost plus vermiculate & peat moss. Yield was not particularly good. Then I tried adding mushroom soil and the results were about the same. All other beds received the same treatment and the harvest from them was good. I am going to use horse manure this time. I will add it to the beds and let it "simmer" during the winter. Any info concerning this concept will be greatly appreciated !!!

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Post  cheyannarach Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:36 pm

The manure should help, next time you plant them when you dig out the hole cover the bottom with straight compost then cover them with straight compost, after that when you continue to cover them use your Mel's mix. That should help out your tuber production! You should look into starting your own compost pile too, that way you don't have to bother buying store bought "compost" ever again, a lot of them have more fillers than compost so you always want to check into them before you buy!
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Post  camprn Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:11 pm

I just lifted my 16 pounds of potatoes out of 6 square feet. Mixed results, I should have had more, the reds were a total failure, got nothing. The Yukon golds saved the day. I did have some scab, but it wasn't too bad. Looking forward to next season I found this site about chitting.
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