Avoid washing potatoes before storage. Moisture causes them to rot The location must be: Cool – Heat will make them sprout Dark – Light causes them to turn green and poisonous Dry – Moisture will make them rot Ideas for storage: Brown paper bag Cardboard box In pantyhose separated by knots Root cellar As chips
I finally found out what this is, sticking out of the potato above. There’s a better picture of it in this post about potato worms. Apparently this is a classic example of what happens, when you convert your lawn into a vegetable garden. They’re called wireworms and the problem is not limited to potatoes in
I have previously written a good deal about raised beds made out of raw, untreated wooden planks. I don’t like the idea of building out of pressure-treated wood since I’m not sure if there are any chemicals or salts leaking into the soil. I’ve been using either spruce or pine, I’m not really sure, but
Here’s a bit more explanation on how to run the temperature logging system I described earlier. The system automatically stores the value of its sensors every five minutes using the crontab function in Linux. crontab is a schedule of recurring things to be done in the form of commands to be run on the system.
This is not actually “grow your own food”, more like gather your own food. It came in through the back door from my in-laws, so it was not something I was seeking consciously. My girlfriend has family in Sweden and they were visiting Denmark. I don’t know if this is typical for Denmark, but they
The soil temperature sensor is now in the ground and measurements have been coming in for days now. I have placed the NSLU2 computer in the windowsill and laid an Ethernet cable out to the raised beds. The scripts for this logging functionality are available here: make_temps_2.sh update_temp_2.sh owfs is used as interface to the