Pico Ag 2011 North Carolina: GL Barringer and Friend Soysoap Grown, 5 lbs Beauregards, Many More
Pounds From One Hill Sweet Potatoes, Solid color throughout most ever grown!
All of these sweet potatoes were grown with Soysoap and we do the same on white potates all around the world.
GL Baringer: Now I'm going to take you out to the sweet potato patch, and you'll like to this. Sweet potatoes is a tuber I call it a root crop, but what we did this year
we got a little pocket in there, since Walter Carr has such good luck with his last year. I want to try one on my own and when these potatoes are grown we just, we put a handful
of black plating soil, plating mix and then you chill, put the potato in it and put any kind of fertilizer other than and the vines got going good and the biggest potato in here was
four and three quarter pounds last year, I guess it's really a competition I want to see if I can beat him.
I got zeroed in here, rabbits; rabbits ate a little bit off it. That's four seven eighths almost five pounds, so four and a half pounds right there. There's a
four and a half pound on there always baskets yourself pretty good size potato them. I dug one hill out there and it patched up next to a tree and I got to put a little water on him
whenever it got real dry and one basket full weighed 13 and a half pounds out of one hill, I got 13 and a half pounds of green potato out of one hill.
Now we'll dry these out, we're going to give them to my friends this conversation based because of the size of it. We'll go round and dig them I won't say, nobody can say I tricked
you anyway because I'm going to take you out and dig a hill or two. It's muddy out there we're going to go out there and go and get it. Rabbits and this is
they come on top of the ground and little rabbits and the mother rabbit they stayed in that potato patch.
Let's go out to dig a few. I had Howard Miller and you see him on a DVD because he is uses our Soysoap product and he's on a four-year program this year with me. We dug this one
row and we give, we just give away, I dig them, I wash them, I won't show you, I kidded someone last year says these potatoes are digging themselves so you make up your own mind as you
walk down through there, look at all these potatoes on top of the ground just growing out of the ground. I'm going to roll on out a little bit but everyone of this hills are six to
eight inches above, top the ground so a lot of rabbits got into them, they could, they just sit down on them vines, the vines are still green.
Look at looking at this hill right here that hill had a lot of potatoes in it. That's the second hill right there and the third hill that's the one I got 13 and a half pounds of
potatoes out of right there, we dig this from right here see what it's got in it. I can't plow these potatoes out in a conventional way because if I do I'm
going to break too many of them and might damage them, so Howard Miller came down we cut the vines off, it took them scale and you let them dry out for a few days.
You got somewhere let's get to see out here because there's a big potato here. Well I'll show you what I'm talking about. You have to start out to the side of the hill, this is
not my cup of tea I'm not much of a digger. I don't know what an average yield would be on a hill of potatoes, on the pound that is, but this is probably four foot no more than that
between them. Potatoes are selling for 79 cents a pound in the store; I can't imagine what 13 pounds in the wholesale rate would probably be before you can make off anything else.
This is how I have to dig them out because they grow straight down, you see how long that one is; it will grow straight down. I'm going to try to tumble this whole hill out. There's
your potato, growing down like carrots almost. Them, we'll try one more too, let's see what's in this hill. I didn't mount theses up, these things were planted
on flat bed they raise that ground up themselves, I guess they hit the hard started pushing the ground up on top of them.
I tried to dig them when the ground was hard, it didn't work too good this is about the easiest way. I believe if you try to plow them out you'll probably
scare up a lot of them. Here we go if I can do it. Either way you get a lot of potatoes you don't get very big one. Just a few hill out of the really big ones, but we were kind
of concerned that the big hill, big potato will be kind of hollow, but my wife has cooked several of them in a pressure cooker and they're just as solid all way through. She cooked
for about ten minutes, nine to ten minutes for a big one, we'll see those small ones you roast the potato.
I wonder what it would have been, if we would have had a real good rain this summer. That's two hills that's a good half a bushel right there. You see we still got good green
on the vines I didn't want to take them all off at one time because I figured if it turned wet they might rot in the ground. This is, I had four rows here; you can judge for yourself
I have 50 plants. I had a little water up here; I put water up here that didn't grow that as much. 50 plants, two hills yield about a half a bushel make up your mind what you actually
yield. So I decided make anything, they grow the root system that's this far they'll satisfy.
We didn't put this on top it grown out on its own. That's why the rabbits are able to get to them so bad, the rabbits stayed in this patch, my dog run on a couple of out.
That she weighs about two and a half pounds take two and a half pounds of the 31 so we got a good 28 with the mud and everything, you still got 20, you got 28 pounds of potatoes in them two
hills, which ought to be 14 pounds per hill, it maybe the wholesale of 50 cent. Tell them to sell in a store for 79 washed up and everything bet you 14 they say about
7 dollars for two hills. When you get a the hill you don't in there this one had adjustable all depends on how to plant with the roots buried out.
When you grow a root crop, you grow a good root for the plant as this ought to tell you this is not normal for potatoes you don't normally get potatoes that big, as a matter of fact
the profession production don't want that, they get around one about this size probably, that's about a normal. All right clean them off with
the dirt. Well you just box up a few and give them around to friends, most of what we sold so far. Wow I'm done pretty good sized potatoes you can see that basket
there it's got some good sized potatoes in it. That potato right there in a pressure cooker, if you manage to get it in there, once it starts cooking and the little thing starts rattling
on top about nine to ten minutes and then you can stick a fork all way through when you take it out, it's just bone hard right now and we last cooked two or three so far to see how we
could use them. These are a pretty good size of potato, that's got four pounds maybe, that's three and a half pounds. We've put them on these egg baskets so the extra room to dry and
we give to friends. When I face a conversation piece but what I'm trying to do is exemplify what you can do with Soysoap up in your garden.