Friday, June 22, 2012

A evening in the potato patch

We have three gardens. This year one of them is completely devoted to potatoes. I guess because we raise beef, we have to have to potatoes to go with it. 

Within the potato garden there are three different patches. Two of them have Yukon Gold potatoes. These are the patches where we're battling the potato beetles

The third patch has sweet potatoes. We planted 100 slips in long hills. The slips are sprouts that come from a mature sweet potato. These will vine above-ground and grow potatoes in the hills. We haven't had the best luck with sweet potatoes in previous years. Growing them in hills is a new technique for us, one that we hope will pay off in the fall. 

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