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Just Planted Carrots and Potatoes This Weekend

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It looks to be an early and warm Spring here in East Texas, so I seeded my carrots. I have never had much luck with carrots, so I put in some extra effort this year in hopes of a decent harvest. As you can see in the photos, I am using drip tape for irrigation to keep the pelleted seeds moist till germination. This seems to be a major hurdle here in our sandy soil as it drys out within hours during the day. The drip is on a timer to water the seeds every 6 hours. Of course the dogs walked all over the soft plot as you can see too. LOL

I also planted seed potatoes. I sprinkled bone meal in the furrow and dropped in the potatoes. I always seem to have a huge harvest of potatoes using this method.

Anyone else planting anything yet? I realize my good neighbors to the North are still experiencing cold and snow yet. I am fortunate to have some warm sunny days here, but I will be squalling about the 110F temps later on this Summer.
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Looks good Bud....Way too early for me yet in Canada. My potatoes will go in sometime in early May if the weather looks good. Not much luck here with carrots either. I am planting them in planters this year. I have covers for the planters, so may be able to get them in sometime soon when the snow melts.

Last years potatoes....slave

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I am new to gardening and took it up in January after I retired.
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