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- Potatoes are grown in this district.
About a quarter of an acre of land
is sown under potatoes by my father
each year. My father prepares
the ground. The manure is carted
from the farm yard and spread on
the land, it is then ploughed into
ridges the ridges are then hacked with
a grubber. The potatoes are stuck in
the ridges with a spade. There are
not any wooden ploughs in this
district. There are some of the
spades sold in shops and others
made by Mr William O'Connell
Mountcollins. The potatoes are cut
into sciollain. There are different varities
of seed, namely Champion, Kerr's pink
Aran Banner, Epicure, Flounder Irish-
queen and British-queen. The people
help each other in sowing the potatoes
About a month after the see is
planted, the furrows are ploughed,
scuffled, and stoned and made
into fine earth. There is artificial
manure shaken on the ridges.
The ridges are trenched or(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.