gardening with triffids
Well potatoes seem to have taken over my garden. They are sprouting up everywhere. The growing bags are full to overflowing with foliage. Many different shades of green. Some are flowering with purple flowers like deadly nightshade, but my concern is that all the activity maybe on top because surely the overall weight of the bag plus contents should increase if there are lots of new potatoes to harvest? I remain a doubter that even I ,could pull of an event that yields a crop. What if there is nothing under the leaves? I have planted potatoes in plastic bins, tubs, raised beds and directly in the soil itself and am absolutely convinced that nothing will come of any of it, such has been my experience in years past. My raised beds are toilets for the dogs but a few odd seedlings ,salad leaves ,and flower and veg alike struggle with the squirrels. Broad beans next to carrots and strawberry plants. What the heck Its fun .How are you other potato growers doin?
- 31 May, 2010
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