I dug the potato crop last month. It seemed early, but the tops drooped and browned, so I hoed out the underground nuggets. I only purchased three seed taters this year, cut them in half, got six plants and got modest results — better than the previous year.

I’ve stopped putting our yard mulch in the garden, as the soil was getting too dense. We’ve spread a bag or two of sand on part of the garden each spring  for the root vegetables. 

The last two years, the results were scabby and had insect bite marks. This year they were better.

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