Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Potato Patch is in



I feel really good about what I accomplished today and the weather was great. I started the day by hauling a couple of loads of compost and wood chips to get the clay soil amended. The rototiller made quick work of the small plot (thanks Ron for getting that thing running so well).

I like the trench method for potatoes so I put my shovel to work and dug 13 furrows. I planted 70 potatoes and 2 horseradish (because I wanted to). I still have 2 open furrows for either yellow finn or cranberry red (AKA all red), whichever I find first. I have started using myfolia.com so you can check out everything I have growing. This site was suggested by the Geek.Farm.Life podcast. Thanks Andrew and Misty.

I really, really, really need to get some other things done but prepping the patch took 6 hrs and I was ready for a shower. I am behind on the greens and garlic. I need to transplant the onion starts to the garden and re-pot the cucumbers. The work is starting to pile up but it will all get done, sooner or later. I am in to what I have heard called, "good enough gardening". The rows aren't straight and things get in late but it is just a hobby and that will just have to be good enough. It's just my yard anyway.

Until next time

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