today's planting list
Planted at my plot:
Potatoes, dark red Norland, 6 ft of row
Potatoes, russet, 6 ft of row
Potatoes, Red Gold, 6 ft of row
Potatoes, Green Mountain, 6 ft of row
Onion sets, Stuttgarter, 2x4 ft of row
At the top left is my potato bed. I dug two trenches and then planted the potatoes about 4 inches deep at the bottom of the trench. As the plants grow, I'll fill in the dirt. A 4 foot wide bed is the absolute minimum to dig two potato trenches and pile the dirt in the center. Wider would have been better.
At the top right is the place I planted the onion sets. Just a few so far. I plant the sets about 3-4 inches apart and pull every other one early for green onions and let the rest grow big.
Things still look pretty bare and the weather is chilly (40's-50's). But the crocus are fading, daffodils are opening, and the lilac leaves are growing fast.
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