Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day

Grandma Vrana always was insistent the her sweet peas and potatoes be planted on St. Patrick’s Day. While this was not always possible in eastern Nebraska, we were able to plant our potatoes today. We have had exceptional results the past 2 years with them being planted on the south side of our house and hopefully it will continue. Being aware of the need for rotating crops to avoid nematodes and various insects and diseases, we know we are taking a chance. However, the stakes are not high. The 2 seed potatoes cost 39cents and it probably took as much as 10 minutes to cut them up into 17 pieces. I dug the holes and Elaine carefully placed them in the hole with the eye up. We are hopeful of having new potatoes for my birthday in late June.

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