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Potatoes!!!

Postby CapeCodCubs » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:17 pm

Hey folks,

Wondering what potatoes you will be planting? We just ordered 150 pounds of seed potato from The Maine Potato Lady business. We purchased banana fingerlings,
Yukon Gold and German Butterball. 50# each.
Pest control thoughts? And any tips for improving the soil for potatoes?
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby Stanton » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:52 am

This is not what you were after, but I planted some red seed potatoes on Saturday. Sorry I don't know what variety I planted, but was sure happy to get them and my yellow onions in the ground. :coffee:

EDIT 3-23-16: Now that some have mentioned Red Pontiacs, that name does ring a bell. Pretty sure that's what I planted. :)
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby v w » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:17 am

I plant Red Pontaics. Why? Because I don't argue with the cook. :lol: Vern

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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:50 am

Pontiacs or Bliss and Yukon Gold. It's hard to give any advice on the soil without knowing what you currently have. Contact your local extension office.
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby Gary Dotson » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:06 am

150 lbs. is a lot of potatoes!!

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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby TurboRoadster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:14 am

Gary Dotson wrote:150 lbs. is a lot of potatoes!!

thats what Im thinking!
how much property is dedicated for 150#?

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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:27 am

What was your first car.... 'Red Pontiac'

Holy cow, that's a lot of spuds.....
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby Don McCombs » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:35 am

My experience has shown that five pounds of seed potatoes yields about 100 pounds of product. 3000 pounds is a lot of mashed potatoes. :lol:
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby CapeCodCubs » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:43 pm

150 pounds isn't really that much, we love potatoes and plan to sell a lot of them if they do well. Didn't have much success last year so would like to try again. Got hit with potato bugs. The soil is great from many years as a goat farm. Don, I found a farm extension close by and will contact them. Thanks for that tip.
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby Eugene » Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:27 pm

150 lbs, that a lot of work just getting them planted.

Bought, cut up, dried to a scab, planted about 2 lbs of sprouting white potatoes, name unknown. Going after new potatoes. New potatoes, bacon, green beans, wife's favorite dish.
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby SONNY » Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:48 pm

I always plant over 200 pounds of cut seed and grow 8,000 pounds of spuds.---local mission gets most of them.---we have a few left in storage that we have been eating!---2016 crop will go in ground as soon as ground gets dry.---Tater planter is greased up and ready to go, and the 917 is ready to hook up,--takes us a couple hours to plant once we get rolling! thanks; sonny
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby KETCHAM » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:05 am

Man...I like potatoes but that's a lot of French fries!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Kevin :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Potatoes!!!

Postby SONNY » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:32 pm

After all the cutting seed/planting/spraying/cultivating/harvesting/etc. you kinda lose your taste for spuds til the middle of the winter!!!---and yes we do a LOT of mashed taters and milk gravy,---also a lot of French fries early in the season.
We got hit by rain again, so no garden work this week! (automatic rain counter shows we got 0.93 this rain event!) thanks; sonny
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