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Potatoes After Alfalfa

Categories: Vegetable Growing

I have been a successful potato grower in Ohio. I have the best alfalfa

soil and it is now in its fourth year of productiveness in that crop. I

would like to grow potatoes in a small way.

Proceed just as you would at the East in getting potatoes upon a red

clover sod. Turn under the alfalfa deeply now if the soil will work

well, and roll your sandy soil. You must use a sharp plow to cut and

cover well. If there is moisture enough the alfalfa, plowed under in the

fall, ought to be decayed by February, when you could plant potatoes

safely, probably, unless your situation is very frosty. If you plant

early you ought to get the crop through without irrigation if you

cultivate well and keep the land flat.