June 10, 2019: Potato Planting, Peru

 

At the end of a tiring hike in Peru's Sacred Valley (of the Incas), we came across some people planting potatoes. 

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Done the old-fashioned way, the field is plowed with oxen, then the seed potatoes are planted by hand and covered with dirt.  The crop is usually planted in Sept - Oct, and harvested about a half year later.

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