August 23, 2014

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The Amish Cook 5-21-13

By: Lovina Eicher

Our garden is beginning to fill up more and more. So far we have potatoes, onions, peas, lettuce, radishes, red beets, carrots and dill planted. Hope to get time to plant corn, green beans, and zucchini this week yet. I’ll wait until next week to put out any tomato and pepper plants. The seeds we planted last year, though, are up already.

My husband Joe planted potatoes in a different way this year. He laid them on top of the soil and covered them thickly with straw. From what we have heard from people that do this, the potatoes do very well. The straw when watered down will keep a lot of moisture in dry weather. It also helps keep the weeds down.