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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Planted July 27


 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:32 am    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Looks like dry country. Which is usually cold country. Will they have time to make potatoes before the first freeze?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

tops look good, but it's the bottoms that count!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:02 am    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Planted our potatos last week of June. Have started to harvest them with a good yeild. Had no bug or blight problems.
I have heard the old timers say " plant potatos on the full moon in June". Seems to work.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Good heavens that looks like western Kansas sugar sand. Spent the first 20 years of my life dragging implements through that stuff. Best thing I ever did was start farming on the east side of the state! Funny how many memories that picture brings back so quickly. No matter the memories it still makes you nostalgic.

I've never done late potatoes. Mom used to do second crop green beans. I haven't even done those. I'm too busy hoping the soybeans will take off.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies I am hoping to get about a golf ball sized potato out of these when its done .perfect size to eat smothered in peas and milk .
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This land is very sandy it will really grow crops tho if you can keep the water to it.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I asked a large Idaho potato producer if he believes in planting during a certain phase of the moon and he laughed at me. They plant potatoes like we plant corn, when the soil conditions are right they plant. Period. I used to brag about our Iowa potatoes till I saw theirs. Now I don't say anything about our spuds. LOL Jim
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I lived in NC Ia in the early 60s. The guy that lived on my dad's farm raised potatoes on some peat. Talk about producing. And a jockey/farmer brought 100# bags back from the Dakotas for $5 a bag.

A good place to be from. Saw 83" of snow, -32, and highs for 10 days of -10 at Goldfield.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: late planting potatoes Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Frank, we seem to be warmer in the winter here in Iowa than it was back 40-50 years ago. Or maybe I don't notice it as much since I don't have livestock anymore. LOL

The only place I've seen commercial potato growing is in Idaho so I don't have much of a reference. I have seen them dig and it's quite a sight. Six rows can fill a semi in 80 rods. They're very particular about size and shape. Certain weather conditions make knobby potatoes that they don't like. They don't like the real huge ones either because they can't be used for baking. They can't dig if the soil is too warm and they can't dig if it's too cold. Warm potatoes don't keep well and cold potatoes tend to shatter when handled. After seeing what they have to do to dig and store those spuds I realize how simple it is to raise and harvest corn and beans. Jim
 
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