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Spring Omen

The scary sign that Spring has arrived. Idiots with matches.

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Potatoes Planted

The following are the potato varieties planted in the towers and in a field row: Variety (skin/flesh color) Days to Harvest Adirondack Blue (Purple/blue) 70-90 Mountain Rose (red/red) 55-90 Harvest Moon (Purple/yellow) 70-90 Adirondack Red (red/red) 55-90 Pinto Gold (red&yellow/ … Continue reading

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Planting the Potato Towers

After a few days of settling, the towers are ready to plant. The decision was to plant six spots in each tower. If the seed potatoes were small, two were planted together – otherwise just one. The potatoes were covered … Continue reading

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Potato Towers Preparation

After the various pieces were cut, the final assembly took place in the garden. In order to plant the potatoes, each tower base needed to get filled. The bottom layer will be 3 to 4” of loose straw. Some folks … Continue reading

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Constructing the Potato Tower

To begin, obtain the following lumber: 2 – 2x3x8’, 2 – 2x6x8’ planks, 1 – 1x4x8’ board. Cut as follows: cut 2×3 into 4’ lengths for vertical corners. Cut 2×6 into 24” lengths for bottom two rows of side boards. … Continue reading

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Raised Bed Potato Tower

Having grown various Potato varieties for several years, it seemed like time to try out growing them in a Potato Tower. The idea is to grow small crop of each variety in its own isolated raised bed. Growing Potatoes in … Continue reading

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His Royal Highness on Watch

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April 14 – 25th day of Spring!

If the weatherman is hoping for a Christmas Card this year, he can just keep hoping. And he might just as well forget getting a Birthday Card too after this ! The only good thing is the ground has thawed … Continue reading

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Next Crop Starts – Brassicas

The early brassica crop of cabbage, broccoli, pak Choi, and Napa Cabbage have been seeded. These can take a little chill so once they’re strong enough, they’ll transplanted directly into beds outdoors.

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Yes!! No!!!

Some one thinks this is absolutely Wonderful and someone else thinks this is Horrible. Guess who thinks what.

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