Last autumn I moved to a new house but unfortunately there was no garden plot near the house, only a big lawn, and the landlord refused to rent out a part of it to be converted to a kitchen garden plot. It took a while for me to get used to the fact that I
This is the log describing the food I brought in from my garden grown in 2010. I wrote a post called My Garden Layout in 2010 if you want more details about the garden. ———————- Leeks: 2010-10-10: 1 pcs. Total: 1 pcs. ———————- Tomatoes: 2010-10-05: 2525 g (green), 1894 g (red) 2010-09-21: 223 g (yellow,
It seemed to take forever for my potatoes to start flowering this year but it was worth waiting for. The potato flowers are actually quite pretty: I would like to save some potato seeds for next year so it was disappointing to see that the potato flowers had some kind of weakness, which causes almost
I have a number of smaller projects in my garden that I want to write about today. The big project I’m working on is our new chicken coop but there’s not much new to report yet, but do look out for the upcoming third part in the series. Mulching We have a rather big large
Below you’ll find my kitchen garden layout for 2010: 1. Potatoes (48 plants) 2. Potatoes (48 plants) 3. Root vegetables (carrots, parsnip, beets) 4. Legumes and brassica (radish, peas, corn, runner beans, broccoli, cauliflowers) 5. Misc. (squash, rucola, spinach, leeks, onions) 6. Misc. (carrots, onions, leeks) 7. Flowers Against the wall on the left I
Now that the snow is covering everything around here I’ve had a chance to look through the stacks of paper documenting my food growing adventures in 2009. This is a log describing the food I’m bringing in from my garden grown in 2009. I’m using the following beds: Raised bed, 3 m x 1.2 m
Is it true that if you remove all except one of the shoots on chitted potatoes you’ll get fewer but bigger potatoes? In the above picture the potatoes with many shoots are in the front and the ones with only shoot are in the back. The plants in the back are smaller with less foliage.
Here’s my first podcast and it’s all about potatoes: [display_podcast]
A tip on chitting potatoes: Use egg trays to keep the potatoes in place. They’re much easier to handle this way, especially if you need to move them around. What kind are you growing?
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