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First Potato!

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by maryann matthews on July 21, 2005 07:04 AM
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

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by MaryReboakly on July 21, 2005 10:30 AM
Hi Maryann, welcome to the forum, and congrats on your potato! [thumb] I haven't grown any veggies yet - but I can imagine what a great feeling it is to get your first 'gift'! [Wink]

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by weezie13 on July 21, 2005 11:08 AM
Absolutely!!!
CONGRATULATIONS on the FIRST POTATO!!!
YAYYYYYYYYYYY, isn't it a great feeling???

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

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by maryann matthews on July 21, 2005 07:49 PM
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

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by tkhooper on July 22, 2005 02:34 AM
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.
by Amigatec on July 22, 2005 07:50 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!!!

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by maryann matthews on July 22, 2005 01:45 PM
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Hi:
Thanks! I love taters!

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by maryann matthews on July 23, 2005 02:46 AM
Check out my photo! Photobucket

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by weezie13 on July 23, 2005 02:51 AM
That's a NICE looking potato for a
"first time" try!!! [thumb] [clappy] [thumb] [clappy] [thumb] [clappy]

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by maryann matthews on July 23, 2005 02:58 AM
[clappy] Thanks! Weezie! [thumb]

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by weezie13 on July 23, 2005 03:15 AM
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!!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by topcat on July 23, 2005 11:30 AM
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.
by maryann matthews on July 23, 2005 07:05 PM
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! [flower]

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by afgreyparrot on July 23, 2005 11:11 PM
Nice looking 'tater! [thumb]

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! [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Cindy

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by maryann matthews on July 23, 2005 11:19 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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