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#38703 July 21st, 2005 at 06:04 AM
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Good Evening All!
I am so excited! I planted potatoes (Russet) for the first time this spring, and am an organic gardner. I use no chemicals of any kind. I dug into the ground (not knowing if there was anything that would resemble a potato in there, and lo and behold!, I found the cutest, smallest potatoe, sort of a fingerling type. I went to the potato section and have it drying out!

Happy Wednesday All!

Maryann

#38704 July 21st, 2005 at 09:30 AM
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Hi Maryann, welcome to the forum, and congrats on your potato! thumbup I haven't grown any veggies yet - but I can imagine what a great feeling it is to get your first 'gift'! wink

#38705 July 21st, 2005 at 10:08 AM
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Absolutely!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on the FIRST potato!!!
YAYYYYYYYYYYY, isn't it a great feeling???

You will remember that for a long time to come...

#38706 July 21st, 2005 at 06:49 PM
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Thanks! yes it is a wonderful feeling to know I am the only one who knows what went into the ground, (besides egg shells, and coffee grinds, and other compost) unlike the fruits and veggies we see for sale in the market. Lord knows what we're really eating from those stores.

I will post pics as soon as hubby gets battery for digital camera!

Happy Thursday
Maryann

#38707 July 22nd, 2005 at 01:34 AM
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Congrats. I don't have space for potatoes but if I did....

I am however waiting for the first tomatoes to rippen. Pretty exciting stuff to me.

#38708 July 22nd, 2005 at 06:50 AM
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Originally posted by maryann matthews:
Good Evening All!
I am so excited! I planted potatoes (Russet) for the first time this spring, and am an organic gardner. I use no chemicals of any kind. I dug into the ground (not knowing if there was anything that would resemble a potato in there, and lo and behold!, I found the cutest, smallest potatoe, sort of a fingerling type. I went to the potato section and have it drying out!

Happy Wednesday All!

Maryann
If they are making flowers they are making 'tators.

I planted 10lbs this year amd dig up 30!!

They sure good!!!

#38709 July 22nd, 2005 at 12:45 PM
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Hi:
Thanks! I love taters!

#38710 July 23rd, 2005 at 01:46 AM
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Check out my photo! Photobucket

#38711 July 23rd, 2005 at 01:51 AM
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That's a NICE looking potato for a
"first time" try!!! thumbup thumbup thumbup clp

#38712 July 23rd, 2005 at 01:58 AM
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#38713 July 23rd, 2005 at 02:15 AM
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Heck I should have also said,
That's a nice lookin' potato for
a "any~time" try........
Beginner or expert!!!!

It's a nice looking tater!!!!

#38714 July 23rd, 2005 at 10:30 AM
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That is a very good potato. I planted potatoes this spring, but havn't dug any up yet, mind you I have only room for a few plants, next year I can do more. I saved some potatos from some home grown I was given last fall, they were really good ones.

#38715 July 23rd, 2005 at 06:05 PM
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Hi Topcat!
Thanks for the kind words. My ex's grandmother was born in Quebec and when I met him she lived in a beautiful house in Lowell, Massachusettes in the center of town. She had the most beautiful potatoes I had ever seen.

Happy Saturday! flw

#38716 July 23rd, 2005 at 10:11 PM
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Nice looking 'tater! thumbup

Now you need a dog like the one I used to have...
She was an Afghan Hound that LOVED to dig 'taters!
She was so careful to make sure when she got to the 'tater, she wouldn't hurt it. She'd dig real carefully around it and use her nose a lot (they have loooong noses!) and finally roll it out of there and ended up with a little pile of 'taters when she was done.

She was a 'tater diggin' freak! laugh laugh laugh


Cindy

#38717 July 23rd, 2005 at 10:19 PM
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Hi:

Oh, thank you....I have a dog, but she is afraid of her own shadow, she would probably just cry. I keep telling her she needs to get a job and be a working dog. I have a Wheaten Terrier. She's a lovely family pet.

Your bird is beautiful!

Have a great day!

Maryann


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