Monday, July 14, 2008
7/6 Potato Planting and BBQ
attended: Matt, Cameron, Emily, Angel, Jim, Maria, Maria's mom, Amy, Ellis, Carol, Gisele, Lee, Jada, Jeff, Margot, Michelle
Potatotes: 6 rows, 150 feet in length, trenches dug 3 feet apart, potatoes cut and planted 12 inches apart, 6 inches deep
1 row of yukon, 1 row All Blue, 1/2 row island sunshine, 1/2 row banana, 1/4 row red dale, 3/4 row all red, 1/2 row magic molly, 1/2 all red
Matt brought a donation of 30 lbs of potatoes - all blues, bananas and larattes
trenches were started by running hand plow (see tool above) down the bed 3-4 times then raking the sides of the trenches up. the potatoes were placed in the trenches 12 inches apart (we used paint sticks to measure) and trenches were then filled in.
We also weeded the onion field and Gene's broccoli. Lawn was mowed.