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The two rows on he left are red taters and mostly there. The two rows on the right are Kennebecs. Both were planted the same day in late February. There appears to be a few more Kennebecs cracking the ground, but I am very disapponited at their performance.
Mrs. Jim and I planted 3 more rows today, 2 Kennebecs and one red. It's a bit late for us, but we had the seed so what the heck? Anyway, we hope this is not a sign of things to come.
After taking the pic, I cultivated them with the Super A to knock down the weeds and crack the crust to hopefully give them a little help.
 

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That is puzzling to say the least - perhaps the Pontiac seed were more advanced when they were planted? That would be my only guess... and that's a shot in the dark. I'm sure the Kennebec will pull through though, I don't know why they wouldn't. Really encouraging pictures though! Definitely has me ready to get ours in (hopefully a week or so from today.) Keep us posted on this, and hope for the very best! :)
 

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I am gonna leave them for a couple more weeks Mike, then if nothing shows, something else will go in there. We have not had enuff wet weather to cause them to rot. I used old taters left from last year, and I have done that many times before. Our ground is very dry. Three days of very cool wind, as much as 25 mph, has not helped. The Reds may not be there this morning. Area temps were fron 28 to 34 degrees this morning. I thought about burying them yesterday with the Super A layoff discs to protect them yesterday, but did not. They are planted on a terrace, and the disks would push the row downhill from where it is. Cultivating and digging would be more difficult.
 

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