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Post  camprn on 11/30/2011, 7:23 pm

The past few years I have tried, sort of, to grow potatoes. Well, to be honest I cut the suckers up, plunked 'em in DIRT, and got a whole lotta nothin'.Next year I am going to try to grow potatoes and REALLY MEAN IT THIS TIME. And maybe, just maybe, I will play this song to encourage them.

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Post  sherryeo on 11/30/2011, 10:08 pm

I love it. And I want to plant potatoes next time around. I've done it before, years ago, and just love digging for them when they're ready. It's like digging for treasure!
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Post  gwennifer on 12/1/2011, 2:50 am

A Mo-tab spud choir?

I do want to grow some potatoes. In those rope-handled buckets (once I buy some). That's my plan for next year. We need a spud contest.
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Post  FamilyGardening on 12/1/2011, 3:04 am

oh how i looooove potatoes and they are so much fun to grow....cheers

my kids love ( me too ) to dig for treasure!!

one thing i learned is to make sure you use seed potatoes....i know some have been able to throw in some store bought ones and may get a few spuds....but from what i have read.....seed potatoes is the way to go if you really want to harvest good spuds Very Happy

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Post  RoOsTeR on 12/1/2011, 7:48 am

gwennifer wrote:A Mo-tab spud choir?

I do want to grow some potatoes. In those rope-handled buckets (once I buy some). That's my plan for next year. We need a spud contest.

One thing you could check on is the supplement buckets used for livestock. They don't have the rope handle, but pretty much the same thing. A lot of times, ranchers/farmers have so many, they would be more than happy to part with a few. They come in handy for all kinds of stuff.

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Post  gwennifer on 12/2/2011, 3:28 am

nKedrOoStEr wrote:One thing you could check on is the supplement buckets used for livestock. They don't have the rope handle, but pretty much the same thing. A lot of times, ranchers/farmers have so many, they would be more than happy to part with a few. They come in handy for all kinds of stuff.

Hey - thanks! That sounds perfect. I don't know anyone with livestock. I checked craigslist with no results, so I put a wanted ad out there. We'll see if I get any hits! bounce
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 12/2/2011, 9:12 am

I can tell you that I've tried twice. Once from rotten store-bought potatoes that were starting to stink...but sprouted all the same. And, once from potato seeds bought on clearance at the end of summer. Both worked fine. I think the trick is to get the seeds sprouted first. That way, they come up pretty quickly. My summer ones appeared within a week.

So, you "can" grow potatoes in both spring AND fall.

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