Food & Drink

Finally dry enough to plant some potatoes

Dean Mullis
Dean Mullis JEFF SINER -- jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

It has been almost four months since it has been dry enough to prepare land for planting with all the rain. Luckily, I had an area that I had sub-soiled and ridged up last fall that was dry enough to till on Tuesday.

I was able to plant 150 pounds of potatoes Thursday, about 750 row/ feet.

I am seriously thinking about building more no-till beds. I built two this week, each 4-feet X 100 feet.

Even if you only have a 10' X10' space in your backyard, you should be growing some of your food: A few tomato plants, a couple of squash and cucumbers, basil, cilantro, etc. Grow what you like to eat. Google this: How to build an instant garden.

Dean Mullis writes from Laughing Owl Farm in Richfield.

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