Weather brought excitement in the form of hail, high winds, and 1.5" of rain, which we definitely needed. It also enforced no more planting for most of spring break, as it was too wet.
More potatoes (most of the remaining) were planting at Secondhand Ranch on the 20th. From the south, we planted 12 rows: (1-2) Kennebec, (3-4) eastern half Kennebec, western half Red Lasota, a new variety for us, (5-6) Red Norland, (7-8) western tip R. Norland, mainly Russet Burbank, east tip Dakota, and finally 9-12 was all Dakota Crisp. All told, we planted 25 pounds each of Kennebec, Yukon Gold, Red Norland, Dakota Crisp, and Purple Viking. We also planted 10 pounds of Russet Burbank and 5 of Red Lasota.
Finally, we were able to plant out 14 bundles of onions on the 22nd. With 6 bundles of Candy, 2 of Red Candy, 2 Texas SuperSweet, 2 Southern Belle, and 2 Vidalia, it was a busy time. For record keeping purposes, we planted east to west in this order: (1) Vidalia, (2) Red Candy, (3) Texas Supersweet, (4-5) Southern Belle, (6-11) Candy, and (12-13) Red Candy.
Until next time, remember, this is not paradise. It's Purgatory Ranch.