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What Did You Do In The Garden?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Garden' started by digitS', Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Jul 8, 2019
    flowerbug

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    bet you feel it today! hang in there. :)
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    Gotta keep at it. My irrigation guys show up this week, so I need to get the holes dug before then. But after that it's filling all those pots and planting trees in them :/
     
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    ducks4you

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    Too tired to do much yesterday, but I did dig a little harder in my potato bed and came up with these: Potato harvest #2, July 7th.jpg I put the little ones back in the bed to grow more. Guess we'll see...
     
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    digitS'

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    My potato harvest is as careful as I can get it. And not just for the Yukon Gold ;). Still, I miss a few and see the volunteers a little later in the season.

    When I learned that some Mid-Atlantic farmers can grow 2 crops of spuds a year, I was envious. So, I decided to plant the earliest varieties available at the earliest time in the growing season. With an early harvest, I then deliberately planted some of the whole tubers in another bed.

    I know a potato farmer and asked him what he thought about this. He said that he didn't think that it would work. He was right. This isn't Virginia and plants didn't even show up that year! A few made an appearance the year following. I must have been lucky with their location that they didn't freeze and rot in the ground.

    Steve
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    One of my problems in replanting potatoes is that they have to break dormancy before they will sprout. I've never been successful just putting them into the ground. I even tried ordering potatoes from the Maine Potato Lady for late season planting and she sent me some that should have been planting in the spring. I only got a couple to sprout out of two different varieties and they did not produce anything. Like you Steve, I occasionally get volunteers from missed potatoes. Never in time for that year. If they showed up the next spring in a place I could not leave them I'd often transplant them to where I wanted them. They are a relative of tomatoes and transplant pretty well plus I took as much undisturbed dirt with them as I could. All that was in Arkansas.

    According to the Louisiana extension services planting calendar I can plant them down here from mid-August to mid-September. If I can find local seed potatoes then I may try some. But only if I can find local seed potatoes so dormancy is not a problem.
     
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    ducks4you

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    If that is my 2019 harvest, so be it. Still learning...
     
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    flowerbug

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    i don't know if they need to be put in cold temperatures for a while first before replanting or not...
     
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    ducks4you

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    Good thought.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    Gaining on the weeding. Peppers are now bedded with straw. Hope to finish tomatoes today.

    My sweet corn was raided by animals. Just pollinated so they got nothing-which is what they left me......
     
  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 10:38 PM
    digitS'

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    Animals, @seedcorn ?

    What do you figure, deer?

    Miracle grew the dahlias and some others. It turns into something of a job with plugging field sprinklers and dragging hoses to the valve closest to the source ... then, dragging them all back where they belong.

    Steve
     

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