Dug potato's today

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Cephus, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    We planted about 200# of seed potato's this year and got back close to 1000# for the effort .
    I think I'll be quit sore tomorrow but believe it well worth it .
    They are in and drying prior to storing them.
    My tractor will have to be out under a trap for the next few days until the skins dry.
  2. Hispeedal2

    Hispeedal2 Nay Sayer


    Post some pics for us. I'd like to see your drying process for storage.

    ETA: I think I have become my Father... I just called 1000# of potatoes cool and requested pics of potatoes drying :eek:
  3. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    No pics but all ya do is spread them out on the floor for a few days until the skins dry some and toughen up for storage .
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  4. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    we always spread ours under the apple trees
    hosed em off once and then let them air for a day or 2
    after that they went straight in the tater bin in the cellar
    lol, i cant eat raw taters anymore, always ate my fill as we dug em
    ate too many 1 time and got sick
    we used to have a 5 acre tater patch out front and another 3 acres on the south side
    with 9 kids and 4 dairy cows they came in awful handy
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  5. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Congrats on your spud crop. Ours did very poorly in the raised bed. I let them get dry(I think). Will be buying a couple 50# bags shortly. Also will buy a 50# bag of peanuts-we finally went through the '08s. Then it will be apple season.
  6. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    We were thinking about trying peanuts next year,just to see if we could .
    It's great to have grandkids cause without them I would never got them all in today.
    And they shoot better than they work.LOL
  7. wrc223

    wrc223 Monkey+

    We have a couple hundred pounds of apples already. We spent a good amount of time today canning. I think we will get an equal amount more before it is done. By far our best year!
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  8. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    If we all don't care for ourselves I'm sure Gov ain't going to do it!
  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    My back feels for you.... BUt my stomach say why didn't you plant some....
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  10. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Why plant apples--lol. Just canned a bushel of peaches and may do another--if I can afford them--way high this late in the season. Have a lady saving me some small sweet potatoes so I can grow our own "draws" next spring. Will try to have enough to share at our spring gathering in April. We usually have a heritage seed swap.
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  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    They taste better than store bought!
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