Introduction: Potato Planting
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This is my very first time planting potatoes, so any tips from avid potato gardeners are welcomed.
I would have started earlier, but here in CANADA!!!, the warmth came much later then expected this year.
I started by digging trenches, about 3 inches deep. I then inserted the potatoes with the sprouts facing up, and lastly, filled in the trenches (leaving the tops of the sprouts uncovered).
Yes, I did a very shabby job of watering. That is because I had to use a small bucket, and go back and forth from the inside tap because the hoses are not yet turned on.
The last two pictures are of the mysterious plants that grow in the spot where all other plants have refused to grow, from the birdseed (yes, birdseed) that the squirrels had knocked out of the bird feeder during the winter.
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Note: Those damn little creatures dug up all my potatoes and ripped them apart (without even eating any). I have now planted many herbs and other vegetables over them.