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Custom; Agriculture

Plant potatoes in February in the dark of the moon.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; CUSTOM ; Dark ; FARMING ; HARVEST ; MOON ; PLANT ; Potatoes

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time F574.82.640

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EATING ROOTED VEGETABLES--POTATOES, CARROTS--WILL KILL A
NEW MOTHER.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Carrots ; Consume ; DEATH ; Eat ; FOOD ; Kill ; Mom ; MOTHER ; New ; Potatoes ; PREGNANCY ; Root ; VEGETABLES

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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IF ONE DOES NOT WASH HIS EARS, POTATOES WILL GROW OUT OF
THEM.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Dirt ; EARS ; Potatoes ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Superstition

Potatoes should be planted by the dark of the moon. Otherwise there will be mostly vines and no potatoes.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SPRINGFIELD ; L.G. Corbin

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; FARMING ; GARDENING ; MOON ; Potatoes ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Working

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