I have been rather busy today at Willow Manor Urban Gardens watering, weeding, and looking for socks. I also planted potatoes today.
I have only been marginally successful at this as our ground is hard clay. Carrots are a challenge for this reason as well. There was not a large selection to choose from so we purchased what was available.
The eyes on the potatoes need to point upwards for the plant to grow on the surface and the seed potatoes can be cut in smaller portions to get more plants.
On most of these potatoes, you can see plant growth also known as eyes. The way they are sitting is the way they will be planted.
Dirt by definition, is dirty. Exposing your fresh cut spud to icky things in the soil can make them susceptible to rotting and diseases.
My Rock Tumbler has benefited me in keeping my taters safe. If you look two pictures up, you will see a Ziploc bag with powdered sulphur in it. I will use this as an antiseptic of sorts to inhibit bacteria and fungus growth.
You will also see powdered sulphur in another project I am working on.
Instead of planting the potatoes in the ground, I laid them on the surface and covered them with straw given to me by Widefield Investment Group.
Hopefully this new method will help me grow potatoes this year!
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Interesting idea. I hope it goes well. I’m sure and that Turlough O’Hagan himself would be proud.
If he were here, he could just tell me how to grow them in this soil!
Probably. Although his home soil is more suited for it. I think. I’ve never studied the difference between the soils, but can the soil in Idaho be that much different than here? Again, I don’t know.
I am not sure. I do know my lawn is very compacted and inhibits root growth. I have been amending the soil with straw to loosen it up a little bit. As it rots, I will turn it into the dirt.
Growing potatos has a lot of science and family secrets behind it. It is an underground business.
Can a potato be grown in a small pot?
Probably. You will likely get a pretty plant out of it at least!
Okay. As of now, my green grams are finally sprouting. They will probably grow over the next three months. Will try a potato next.
Cool! Potatoes seem to grow fast on the top.
The eyes do grow fast even when the potato is kept in a dark place.
Yes they do! I want little potatoes to eat!
Why not big potatoes?
Big potatoes are good as well! Smaller ones seem to have richer taste!
Okay! I will keep that in mind next time I buy potatoes.
How is the tale of La Longi coming along? I am eager to learn more…
I have a post that should come out today. I have been working 4 10 hour shift and gardening a lot. Sorry for letting you down!
I see. No need to say sorry. I will wait. Thanks for the info. Look forward to today’s post.
It will be tomorrow morning for you!
After I get off work. Perhaps before noon for you.
Oky. Thanks for telling.
Absolutely! Anything planned for today?
Going to sleep.
Oops! I meant tomorrow!
Just the usual. What about you?
Work work work!
Haha. That’s quite busy
I am too exhausted to get a new story post out. The words are written, but I need graphics to go along.
I get it. Hope you have some good rest!
Your graphics are amazing.
Thank you for your patience, Ishaan!
Wednesday to Saturday are long long days! I appreciate your understanding!
You seem to have a tough job. I also see that you are getting too many comments. I am surprised you can reply to so many people .
I do have an interesting job that take a lot of energy. However, I really enjoy the comments!
That is great! Seems like everyone enjoys talking with you 😃
Well, you are amazing to talk with. I appreciate our friendship!
Thank you Lydia! I have not been very successful at planting potatoes. I have done a lot of research to maximize my chances.
I said looks not is
Oh. I am sorry. I am really tired!
I’ve been busy too!!
I can see that! Absolutely!
Best of luck with the new method! 🙂 x
We will see how it goes! It rained last night so the straw got a good soak.
How long will it take them to grow?.
Interesting! I’ve always had a garden but never tried potatoes. Let us know how it goes
hope they will grow and your harvest will be great.
Thank you! me as well!
I want to grow potatoes will be interested to see how you go with this
It will take a few months, but we will see!
Good luck with your garden.
Thank You Bernice! Do You Garden?
Well. Giving it a shot this summer. My hubby has grown tomatoes and peppers in the past. We now live in the country so we are going to try planting root vegetables. And hopefully store over the winter. But gotta figure that out. I am more of a computer geek than out doors. 🤣🤣🤣
Some squashes store well overwinter. Spaghetti squash is one of my
I’ve seen this straw and compost method used before, and it works really well. And I believe it is a lot easier on the potatoes when it’s time for harvesting too. (I don’t like it when my shovel cuts off a slice of one at harvest time.) Should work out great for you!
I hope it works out! Thank you for the insight as well!!!
Wow! I love this and want to try it! You never know when you may need the know how to survive one day! Thank you for posting! I learned something new!
I appreciate the feedback and hopefully they come up! How is Cherie today?
Cherie’s doing great, Ben. And she hopes you are too! 😀