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- The Potato CropThe potato crop is usually sown from the middle of March to the last day of April. The farmers sow the most of the potatoes. The least they sow is two acres and from that up to ten acres. The first thing they do is to plough the land. Then they harrow and cultivate it, and if it happens that it is lumpy they roll it with a roller, Then they plough it again and then they harrow it. Then they open the drills, and put out about one hundred loads of farmyard manure to the acre and bag of manure if necessary. The people sow different varieties of potatoes, namely the Golden Wonders, Sharps Express, Kerr Pinks, Irish Queens, British Queens, Old Champions and Skerry Champions, Arran Banners, Spies Abundance and the Flounder. Some people spread the seed potatoes over the manure and others spread(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.