Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday Planting

I've always been told that potatoes must be planted on Good Friday. This is apparently something that has been passed down from the "old timers"-aka people who know what they're doing, and my parents have done it for as long as I can remember. So today we continued the tradition and got all of our potatoes in the ground!                

This year I'm most excited about our Purple Majesty potatoes. This is the first time we've planted these.
They probably won't be as good for winter storage as some of the others....but they're purple! Love that.

Another first this year, is that my Dad spent the afternoon passing on his potato planting wisdom to my oldest Farm Kid. I overheard some general how-to-live-a-good-life wisdom in there too while they were planting.

I love that even more than purple potatoes.

We also got our first shipment from The Arbor Day Foundation delivered today.
We had Dawn Redwood, Colorado Blue Spruce, and Walnut trees to plant.

We also had the cutest little lilac to get in the ground.

They all have orange tape tied on them to try to keep them from getting run over with the lawn mower when the Husband forgets where they're planted!

It's such a good feeling to get these things planted, to start putting our own touches on our new place. 

Do you plant potatoes on Good Friday? 

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  1. Looks like you had a wonderful day of planting! Family fun, too. I had actually never heard of planting potatoes on Good Friday. I thought about planting them today, but didn't get to it! Perhaps tomorrow. :)

    1. Hi Andrea! I hope you got those potatoes in! :) Thanks for coming by!

  2. I've never heard of planting potatoes on Good Friday, either... but my grandmother always said to plant peas on Good Friday. We didn't get them in, though, we were too busy building and filling the raised beds we want to put them in! :)
    ~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers

    1. Hi Christine! I hadn't heard to plant peas on Good Friday too, it sounds like good advice though! I hope your beds turned out well. I'm coming over to visit your blog too! :)