Post last updated: August 13th, 2018
Ethyl, we got them taters planted! I was huffin’ and puffin’ to get my spring garden planted and seemingly getting behinder every day so I called in the troops. None of us has very many friends who would come to our aid when we need help digging in the dirt but we all know who they are, don’t we? I called my chief abuser, Evie, and she brought along Shorty, who is really not short. Not only did we get the taters planted, but the green house emptied and swept out, more leaves on the garden paths to prevent weeds, and we dug a small four foot long bed at the garden hut where I want to experiment with gourds. We did all of this in about two hours. Progress leaps forward when you got friends!
Last spring at Wal-Mart, I purchased six very small Yukon Gold seed potatoes which had next-to-nothing in growing instructions on the tag. I was pleased to have gotten anything out of the ground considering I didn’t have a clue how to go about growing them and ultimately harvested 40 to 50 pounds of potatoes.
This year, for the same price, Wal-Mart offered two pound sacks of much better quality seed potatoes with much better growing instructions, not that I bothered to read them after having taught myself how it was done. We planted two sacks of them that should yield about 40 to 60 pounds of “usable” potatoes.