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Post  RC3291 on Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:38 am

My potatoes started my gardening this year back in January when a couple of Yukon Golds started growing in the kitchen. I moved them to a blue barrel I cut in half and filled. The foliage died back and here's the harvest. Glad I've got lots of spinach to eat with them. It's a learning process.

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Post  CapeCoddess on Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:35 pm

Yum!  I planted some sprouted gold potatoes that I found in a kitchen cabinet last month. I hope my luck is as good as yours.
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Post  bigblue94 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:56 am

planning on planting potatoes this year and i found out that there were intermediate and determinate types. I have question how do you tell which varieties are which any help would be great

i will be growing them in a 4x4 by 8 inch deep bed and i will be able to add to the height of bed thanks for your help.
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Re: Potato Harvest 2017

Post  Banned Member on Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:11 am

My two words of advice--Yukon Gold.


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1. For a Yooper, it is a great short season potato
2. It is highly productive and relatively easy to grow
3. It taste yum yum
4. They store exceptionally well--I still have about 11 or 12 2016 taters left.

Here in Middle Tennessee, we can get two crops of Yukon Golds.  We grew them last year, and our harvest was bumper++.  We had to give them away.

My wife stopped eating nightshades, so that was not part of our garden plan this year.  We are only planting 4 tomatoes and 4 peppers, which will be enough for me.

I have actually heard of people growing potatoes in black garbage bags underneath their kitchen sinks and in other locations.  I imagine you could use Mel's Mix and straw.

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Post  RC3291 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:34 am

Here's something from a post I did earlier. Not sure how complete it is and can't recall the source. Hope it helps. "Determinate potatoes such as Red Pontiacs, Chieftains and Yukon gold only grow tubers from just above where the seed potatoe is planted. Indeterminates such as Russet Nuggets, Nicholas, German Butterballs and Elba grow tubers anywhere along the stem that soil exists." Might ask where you get your seed potatoes. Here's a link that might help too. http://www.ehow.com/list_7461703_potato-varieties-bin-growing.html
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Post  countrynaturals on Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:32 am

I wasn't planning to grow potatoes, since they aren't on our new Fuhrman diabetes diet, but after listening to what Paul says (BTE) the problem with potatoes is how they're grown, and the rest of our family still eats them, I will now be growing potatoes in deep mulch. I will look for Yukon Gold to start. thanks, Geezer.
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Post  bigblue94 on Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:44 pm

tngeezer i'm impressed that someone knows what a yooper is.
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Post  Banned Member on Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:55 pm

@bigblue94 wrote:tngeezer i'm impressed that someone knows what a yooper is.

Mrs. Geezer is from NW Wisconsin, and we used to spend a great amount of our Julys at Madeline Island.  We spent a couple of days driving US 2 in the U P.  We had a great time in Iron River at a place called the Happy Trails Trading Post.

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Post  trolleydriver on Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:59 pm

Bought some Yukon Gold seed potatoes today. Now I have to find a place to grow them.

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Post  Banned Member on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:06 pm

Here is something you might want to try.  Just sub Mel's Mix for what he uses.


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Post  trolleydriver on Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:21 pm

TNGeezer wrote:Here is something you might want to try.  Just sub Mel's Mix for what he uses.


Thanks TNG. Good advice in that video. I have a plastic 45 gallon drum/barrel that I am thinking of cutting in half so that I have two good sized containers but they would be too big to move in and out of the garage. I'll look into the grow bags as another option.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:39 pm

Good stuff, thanks, TNGeezer!  I was actually struggling with where to put my now sprouting YGs from last year that were weirdly shaped and hard to actually cook....Save!
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Re: Potato Harvest 2017

Post  RC3291 on Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:03 am

A 55 gallon blue barrel cut in half makes a good sized planter but that thing is heavy when full. Slippery like a greased pig too. Might have to figure out some handles for it.
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Post  trolleydriver on Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:09 pm

My curiosity got the better of me today.  I've been growing Yukon Gold Potatoes in the leftovers of a compost bin surrounded by hardware cloth.  I dug in at the base of one of the plants closest to the front edge and here is what I found. The big potato is 5 inches long by 3 inches wide and weighs about 10 oz.  Total haul was 1.5 lbs ... not bad for an experiment.


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Post  Scorpio Rising on Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:29 pm

Nice!  I actually accidentally pulled one while weeding Monday night, will need to get the rest from that square!  I have 4 or 5 more squares going, but they went in after spring lettuces/spinaches.  

I love Yukon Gold.  Thin skins, delicious buttery flavor before the butter!  Nice potato.  I have also grown Kennebunk.  Typical russet.
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Post  SwampTroll on Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:02 am

@bigblue94 wrote:tngeezer i'm impressed that someone knows what a yooper is.

Some of us know what a yooper is, and some even know what a troll is.
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Post  SwampTroll on Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:09 am

This'll be my first year growing potatoes and I've decided to try with some All Blues.  I really enjoyed mashed blue potatoes so I decided to attempt to grow them.

The bushes are really, really nice.  I have no idea how the potatoes are growing as they tops are strong and green right now, but I'm hoping for a nice bountiful harvest.
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Post  BeetlesPerSqFt on Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:07 am

@SwampTroll wrote:
@bigblue94 wrote:tngeezer i'm impressed that someone knows what a yooper is.

Some of us know what a yooper is, and some even know what a troll is.
And you're making at least one of us think of pasties. But I've no homegrown rutabegas yet, and it's really a bit hot yet for turning on the oven, so making them will just have to wait.
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