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harvesting potatoes

Posted by pitterpat_2009 (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 8, 10 at 10:42

I am planting 3 times as many potatoes as I have in the past anyone have any good tips on harvesting other then a potatoe fork, we know what that is all about! We have a 3 pt tractor with a sod buster is there a blade of sorts one could congure up to pop the taters out of the ground with out a lot of waste, anyone try something like this?
We do mostly fingerlings and some reds.
Thanks,
Pitter Patter,


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RE: harvesting potatoes

You just need a middle buster. Lots of vids on you tube of guys digging taters with a middle buster. They are real cheap too, 100-200 bucks.


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RE: harvesting potatoes

Tip I was given a few years ago. If digging new potatoes with middle busters, mow the potato plants off before trying to dig them. It makes it much easier.


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RE: harvesting potatoes

Just be prepared for a lot more damage over hand harvesting.


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