Monday, April 25, 2011

It worked! Potatoes!

So, I planted some seed potatoes in early January.


Well, they started to turn yellow, stopped growing, and developed spots all over them.  Maybe they are overwatered. so I didn't even watered them for at least a month. I thought they had a disease, but a person from the nursery told me it was from all of the rain.  Either way, they seemed dead and I wanted to use the pot for a tomato. SURPRISE! Little potatoes. About 5 or 6 times the amount I planted. If I had grown them the way the instructions said, I bet I could have gotten a lot more. The seed potatoe skins were still whole in the bottom of the pot.  They were just hollowed.
Red Pontiac Potatoes 4/22/11
Definitely gonna try them again.  But maybe a different variety.

Dana's Gopher-Proof Garden Expansion

Dana's new garden boxes. A 3'x8', 4'x8', and a 4'x4'x"n" triangle

The metal screen material is called hardware clothe.
It is stapled to the bottom of all 3 new garden boxes.

Not enough soil to fill the 4'x8'.

Just 7" deep for now.

He's proud of his strawberry corner.

He didn't waste any time getting some plants in there.

Lettuce and spinach started from seed.


I laughed when Dana described how a gopher was sucking his plants underground. Its not funny, but it is. I just think that it would be funny to see your plants wiggle around and start sinking into the ground.

The metal needed to protect his new garden cost around $60.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Grow bigger

I have extended my 4x4 foot garden to a 4x8.

I have to use pots and buckets anywhere there is bare dirt to keep other peoples pets from doing disgusting things to my food growing soil.  I am gonna try a couple other things to keep the neighborhood pets out of the yard.

I've been busy

    Here is a pic of my salad cart with a tomato planted in it. I am gonna try to train the tomato up and along the attached silver pipe.  After one day, the tomato has already started to form to the pipe.

One of my strawberries

One of my 3 blueberries