Monday, August 6, 2012

Harvest

 My entire potato harvest, a total bust.

Slow and steady of a little bit here and there.

10 comments:

  1. Oh dear, Vanessa, why was your potato harvest a bust? We need to work on that next year, huh? Everything looks good though. Slow and steady is definitely better then none at all!

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    1. I have no idea what the problem was. Now I know I didn't plant as much as you did, I only planted in a 4 square foot area because I was just trying potatoes for the first time this year. But I followed all the directions, planted in amended loose soil, prepped the potatoes, planted then 12 inches deep slowly covering them as they grew and then continuing to mound the soil as they grew over the soil line. I will have to reconsider growing them again because we have very little real estate and want to only grow items that are high producers, have high value, or are hard to buy locally around here.

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  2. Potatoes look good to me but I'm wondering if they're hiding in that deep soil. They do show some scabs which tells me that there was too much nitrogen added (compost or manure).

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  3. Slow and steady means good eating. Nice.

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  4. Not a total bust, at least you got a few. I like slow and steady from the garden, it's so much easier to handle!

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  5. Nice harvest - I wish we had even a few potatoes (though I can sympathize with your frustration!)

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  6. Sorry about your potatoes. Root crops can be so frustrating! You wait and wait and never know what is going on under the ground!

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  7. The caption to your second photo pretty much sums up my situation, but atleast you have some potatoes! I can't even grow them in my heavy clay soil. Adventures in Agriburbia took the words right out of my mouth regarding root crops.

    rowena@The Proud Garden

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  8. Your potato harvest looks good compared to mine! Your other harvest looks good too. Nice variety. Nancy

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  9. I know someone in your area that had a bumper crop growing them in 5 gallon Home Depot buckets. Want me to connect you?

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