planting potatoes

I spent the day with in-laws planting a field of potatoes.  The parents-in-law had started the work yesterday, so we finished adding the potatoes, spraying fertilizer and covering the furrows with plastic.

Click on any photo to enlarge.

I wrote earlier (edit: I wrote earlier, on a different computer, and haven’t posted here yet) about the factories moving onto the farmland.  Here is an example.

Hmm. I have no photos of actually planting the potatoes – too boring, I guess.  Here is the vat of fertilizer on the back of a kyeonoonggi.  Oh, a kyeonoonggi is a two-wheeled tractor and some models have a pump for this kind of work.

Above is a farmer on a neighboring plot spraying his fertilizer.

Below is  the finished product.  The plastic keeps pests out and heat in like a tiny green house.  The black areas prevent weeds from getting sunlight.  And in the fall,you just let the wind dispose of the old plastic for you.  Naturally, that last comment was sarcastic, but there is a lot of plastic wrap tangled in trees in the area.

Some of the old rice was burned away and I thought it looked interesting.



3 Responses to “planting potatoes”

  1. pakalakamino Says:

    welcome to wordpress. i think it’s much better.

  2. surprisesaplenty Says:

    Thanks, Pack the el camino. I figured if I were changing so many other things, why not the blogging platform as well?

  3. pakalakamino Says:

    i think it’s a much friendlier platform and much better for photos, embedding, etc.

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